Autonomous Search-and-Rescue Drones Outperform Humans at Navigating Forest Trails

Originally published at: Autonomous Search-and-Rescue Drones Outperform Humans at Navigating Forest Trails | NVIDIA Developer Blog

In what could one day help find missing people in forests, a team of researchers used deep learning to train an autonomous drone to navigate a previously-unseen trail in a densely wooded forest completely on its own. The researchers from Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the University of Zurich, and NCCR Robotics, mounted three GoPro…