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Globalink intern develops a specialized drone for search and rescue operations
Working as part of the Autonomous Reconfigurable/Robotic Systems Group at the Schulich School of Engineering, Adyasha is helping to further develop a special highly maneuverable, high-speed drone bi-copter capable to fly in confined spaces and other areas such as collapsed buildings typically encountered in urban search and rescue, or mining environments. Devices like this, which have been under development at the U of C since 2005, could be deployed during disasters to direct rescuers to find stranded survivors.
Outside the lab, she and her fellow Globalink research interns look forward to meeting with local industry leaders and taking professional development workshops over the summer through Mitacs Step.
Her experience so far has been invaluable: “Since coming to the University of Calgary, I have been impressed by the very sophisticated lab spaces and the whole research program. I’ve already fallen in love with Alberta so much that I want to apply to grad schools so that I can come back!”
Mitacs thanks the Government of Canada and Alberta Innovates for their support of the Globalink research internship in this story. Across Canada, the Globalink program also receives support from the Government of British Columbia, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, the Government of Prince Edward Island, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan and Research Manitoba.
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