24 March 2011

UAV can see you breathing - I just hope it can't smell your breath.

Not entirely sure why this is better or worse than heat signatures


The Phoenix40-A is a mini-UAV with six rotors that can detect motion and breathing when searching for hidden people.

I can see a lot of usefulness in the urban disaster scenario where you are trying to find the living among the fires, but it will be interesting to see how operational testing really goes.  The idea of listening for breath sounds among the rubble and chaos of disaster just seems really hard.

By: Thug 5

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