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Submission + - Automatic lifejacket detection from drones (suasnews.com) 2

garymortimer writes: "Sentient has enhanced its automated target detection solution Kestrel Maritime to detect small, high visibility objects such as life jackets, supporting maritime search and rescue operations.

Kestrel Maritime is a software solution that processes electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) full motion video (FMV) from manned and unmanned vehicles (UAVs). The Life Jacket Detection enhances Kestrel Maritime EO capability to automatically detect small, high visibility objects whilst searching wide maritime areas."

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Automatic lifejacket detection from drones

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  • I am a strong supporter of the RNLI here in the UK so yes this gets the thumbs up for me. This will help and maybe replace the crap life jackets under the seats of aeroplanes.
  • Well I would say it is, because I posted it!! The implications are pretty huge really. Whilst the Hummingbird is a cool DARPA project that has received loads of attention this technology can be implemented right now with platforms that several of us own. It would be making a difference and perhaps save lives. Imagine man overboard on some sort of large boat, it takes miles to turn around, firstly deploy cameras on highpoints of the boat and scan the sea, second chuck a handheld simple flying wing off the

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