Drones can now see through walls — form of.
Researchers on the College of California, Santa Barbara, simply found out how to use Wi-Fi signals and drones to create 3D maps of the within of buildings. The video above demonstrates their course of, which can be detailed in a paper revealed on-line.
For the experiment the staff used two drones. One despatched Wi-Fi alerts from one aspect of the construction, whereas the opposite picked up what was left of the sign (the acquired sign power or RSSI) on the opposite aspect of the walls. The result's a reasonably respectable picture of what is contained in the constructing.
As a substitute of Superman and X-ray imaginative and prescient, we've got drones and Wi-Fi. However like Superman, the drones may have the opportunity to take some 3D measurements of the within of collapsed buildings and so forth earlier than emergency rescue arrives.