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Swiss researchers create a new breed of robots for use in search and rescue operations.
A hefty robot designed for search-and-rescue and a spindly four-legged rival that bounds along on hydraulic limbs will face off next month along with more than a dozen other entrants in the debut Vecna Robot Sprint Challenge outside Boston.
By 2020, an estimated 7 million drones could be zipping around the US delivering packages, taking photos, inspecting infrastructure or conducting search and rescue missions.
More US teams are turning to tracking apps that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain during rescue missions.
Capo, a golden retriever wearing a bright orange rescue harness, runs with his handler in tow towards a body sprawled in the high grass as a giant drone whirs overhead.
Badly injured on a cliffside in southern Italy, a French hiker called emergency services this month, but he could not tell them exactly where he was after a fall that broke his legs.
If there is one photo to take home from Switzerland, it is probably a selfie featuring iconic Saint Bernard dogs against the snow-covered backdrop of the Matterhorn peak.
An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world’s best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts after earthquakes or building collapses, US scientists said.