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As wildfires devastate multiple regions along the West Coast, Teledyne FLIR thermal imaging is being used to give firefighters an advantage when battling a blaze.
In the recently launched ROMATRIS project, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) want to develop robots that can follow emergency forces through rough terrain while transporting payloads, such as heavy equipment.
First responders know that the first few minutes are critical when responding to a drowning incident—the longer the victim is in the water, the less chance there is of recovering them alive.
Every year, wildfires in California present a huge threat to ecosystems, property, and human lives. Managing these wildfires is a difficult and dangerous task, especially because of the unpredictability of fires and the poor visibility caused by smoke.
Students at TU Eindhoven developed the world's first interactive drone that can transmit emotions.
The FLIR MUVE™C360 is a multi-gas detector that integrates with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) or other platform to provide real-time continuous monitoring for a variety of applications
Firefighting is a race against time. Exactly how much time? For firefighters, that part is often unclear. Building fires can turn from bad to deadly in an instant, and the warning signs are frequently difficult to discern amid the mayhem of an inferno.
Podcast: AlphaFold Solves Protein Folding, NASA Protects Firefighters, Autonomous Shuttles Debut In Denmark
In this episode, we talk about how DeepMind’s AlphaFold algorithm solved protein folding, NASA JPL’s partnership with the Department of Homeland Security to better protect firefighters, and a trial for autonomous shuttles in DTU that can change the transportation infrastructure of the whole country
A unique positioning technology is being developed to pinpoint firefighters inside buildings where other positioning technologies fail.
Thermal imaging cameras (TICs) aren't new to the fire service. Whether you're remembering that expensive first camera that seemed to outweigh your SCBA or today's more affordable pistol-grip TICs, you know what they're capable of.
In the event of a forest fire, flash flooding or a landslide, how can firefighters and rescue workers get to the disaster site as quickly as possible? What measures need to be taken? What lessons can be learned from past disasters?
Finding a hiker lost in the woods is a challenging mission—if the person is lost in densely forested terrain, then sunlight is largely blocked by trees and other vegetation, and the ground reflects very little light.
Dolphin 1 is a revolutionary remote-controlled lifesaving buoy from Ocean Alpha. This company provides unmanned surface vehicles to government and commercial entities with 92 USV related pacts spanning 25 products ranging from 1 to 50 meters in length.
Method may help quickly identify regions where objects — and missing people — may have converged.