Many of those striking aerial images were shot by drones gliding above, the kind of eye-in-the-sky technology that Canadian relief teams will begin deploying as soon as today over the stricken mountainous areas between India and Tibet.
As these robotic flyers do their work, the American Red Cross is among the agencies that will be watching. Camera-carrying drones have become the latest tool for emergency responders to pin-point where aid is needed.
Earlier this month, the organization's vice-president of disaster
cycle services, Richard Reed, met with the Washington-based drone
services company Measure to discuss the use of unmanned aerial vehicles
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