We want to help first responders find survivors easily and with a minimum of resources. By using an automated drone swarm, first responders resources can be devoted to saving lives, not having to search for people.
What it does
SAVIOR uses light, temperature, and heat sensors on drones to determine the regions of the city where there are pockets of survivors. We map sensor data to a heat map overlayed with the city map.
How we built it
Since we didn't have a drone, we build a demo with a small rover moving in a similar pattern. We used arduinos to program the rover and the sensors, then MATLAB to process our data and create heat maps.
Challenges we ran into
We did not have all necessary resources to complete our tasks. The sensors provided to us have very low resolution, and our rover has issues moving in its programmed course.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to come together and complete our mission with very little programming experience.
What we learned
We learned how to work together as a team and combine our diverse disciplines into a successful project.
What's next for S.A.V.I.O.R.
Next we will put better sensors on a drone for an actual engineering model.