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A drone flies above search and rescue personnel at the site of the Champlain Towers South Condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

An expert on search and rescue robots explains the technologies used in disasters like the Florida condo collapse

At building collapse sites, aerial drones and ground robots can extend the eyes and ears of search and rescue personnel to places people can’t go – above and inside the rubble pile.
Does adverse weather severely reduce the amount of time drones can be flown safely? (Shutterstock)

The weather’s effects on commercial drones may hinder their widespread use

New research uncovers the impact of weather on the safe operation of common commercial drones.

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