Research goes to the dogs—and the drones

June 25, 2014

SCIENCEINSIDER: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A cyborg dog, an aerial drone, and a robot walk into a bar and …

You haven’t? Okay, so the bar in question was just hit by an earthquake and several patrons are still trapped inside. The local emergency response team dispatches a rescue dog equipped with sensors and other devices. The dogs sense the survivors and alert central control, which sends aerial drones to scout the otherwise unnavigable disaster area.

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