Police in Shenzhen test out drones by Shenzhen Smart Drone UAV for the purposes of transporting medical resources and patrolling. Photo: Handout

China adapts surveying, mapping, delivery drones to enforce world’s biggest quarantine and contain coronavirus outbreak

China’s government, in enforcing the world’s largest quarantine to contain the coronavirus outbreak, has adapted and co-opted industrial drones to help ensure that an estimated 50 million residents are kept at home and indoors across a dozen cities.

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Pandemic Drone

UniSA working on ‘pandemic drone’ to detect coronavirus

The drone will be fitted with a specialised sensor and computer vision system that can monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates, as well as detect people sneezing and coughing in crowds, offices, airports, cruise ships, aged care homes and other places where groups of people may work or congregate.

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Alfonso Fernández, investigador da UVigo; Fernando Las Heras, catedrático da Universidade de Oviedo; Itziar Goicoechea, directora da Área de Transferencia; María Consuelo Pérez, vicerreitora de Transferencia,; Yolanda Rodríguez, investigadora da UVigo; Antonio Pino, catedrático da UVigo e David Regades, delegado da Zona Franca - FOTO: Uvigo

Drones contra minas anti-persona

La idea básica es instalar sensores radar en los aparatos en vuelos a baja altura, lo que “abre un nuevo abanico de posibilidades de uso”

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