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July 14th, 2011
Tatung University Unveils Chopper Remote Control Software

Software enabling video camera-equipped model helicopters to be controlled via WiMAX android tablet computers and cell phones during search and rescue missions was unveiled July 13 by Taipei-based Tatung University. “The remote-controlled helicopters can easily gain access to disaster sites that otherwise might be difficult for rescue workers to enter,” Dean of Tatung R&D Hsu Chau-yun said. “This gives emergency personnel a real-time look at the situation on the ground, enabling them to plan out more effective rescue strategies, as well as to better ensure their own safety in conducting such operations,” Hsu added. Read More