"Cheap Drones Could Save Your Life" GRASP Lab Featured On CNN Money

Wednesday April 10, 2013

The GRASP lab is featured on CNN Money about possible applications for flying robots, including use by police and for search and rescue

"Cheap drones could save your life"

Technology lying around your house, including the Xbox Kinect sensor and cheap cell phone parts, could one day become part of a life-saving drone.

Cheap and off-the-shelf technology make up the key ingredients in some of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, under development at the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab. Researchers at the "GRASP" lab are trying to develop inexpensive drone technology that could rescue people from life-threatening situations.

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