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The 7 Coolest Rescue Robots Tackle Almost Any Disaster, Part 1

After disasters strike, buildings collapse, fires rage, and air and water become contaminated, these emergency areas end up as dangerous and inaccessible to humans, often for weeks and months. In these situations, robots are becoming increasingly important responders, joining search and rescue teams in their missions. … Built by New York University Tandon School of Engineering, this little quadcopter doesn’t yet have a name but already has a reputation—it aims to autonomously inspect the worst type of anthropogenic disasters, such as damaged nuclear reactors, and assess the situation. ... “We are testing it right now inside of a complete reconstruction of a nuclear reactor,” said assistant professor Giuseppe Loianno, adding that in the future, the “gaze” drone will also carry sensors to check radioactivity and other vitals.

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