One of the most uplifting things about technology and science is seeing it have a real world impact on people who are in dire need, like those in emergency situations. Technology developed specifically for disaster relief is, perhaps, one of the most important fields.
And as you may be aware, disaster relief for the recent Ecuador quake is still underway, and many people are still in need of help. Now, our relief efforts are going to include drones.
"One of the big concerns they have is getting in and out of the different regions," says Trevor Bergmann, AeroVision's general manager in an interview with the press. " Being so isolated from a quake that damaging has made it very difficult for the government and military and other teams to be able to asses and access the areas."
The results that have been returned by drones so far is simply staggering.