Using unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, in search and rescue is fairly new in the United States.
Warren Rapp is with Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, which is hosting the three-day event. Rapp says the potential for using drones in emergencies hasn’t yet been fully realized.
“Because there are a lot of factors that have been inhibiting this,” Rapp says.
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