Engineers have created a method to communicate through a two-way drone radio. This development may allow rescue teams to hear cries for help much faster. Drones equipped with this technology will transform how rescue teams navigate their missions with much quicker recovery times.
The drones have audio processors that transfer sounds while completely blocking the noises coming from the drone. People in trouble will have the ability to speak directly with a drone operator to direct them or give insight on a specific location without interference.
“The audio system is two-way so that the rescuers can not only hear the missing people call for help but also ask questions about injuries, other people, and their location and advise of rescue actions,” Shaun Edlin, CEO of Dotterel, says.
Drones are typically used to track thermal and video evidence in the search and rescue industry. Adding this audio element tailored for autonomous drones has the potential to save more people in disaster situations.