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New Software for Drones helps in Search for Missing Persons

A group of researchers of the University of Zurich - Davide Scaramuzza and his Robotics and Perception Group - the USI Università della Svizzera italiana and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) have developped a software for drones, which learn to recognize forest trails and follow them autonomously - thus helping to find missing persons in forests and mountainous terrain.

Article on Netzwoche online (in German)

Flying tracking dogs - RPG students Matthias Fässler and Michael Gassner explain the software on SRF Taggesschau (video in German)

This has been covered widely by the international media as well:

Selection of articles (in English)