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August 30th, 2013
Indian Startup Uses Drones To Drop Aid In Flood-Ravaged Areas

An Indian startup, Social Drones, is using its home-grown arsenal of bi, quad, and octo-copters to survey the effects of a recent natural disaster which claimed 580 lives, and is planning to courier medicines and foods to isolated victims. Drones don’t have the best reputation on the subcontinent and in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, sandwiched between war-torn regions of Pakistan, Kashmir, and Nepal, villagers no doubt harbour suspicions of the remote-controlled flying beasts infamous for dropping bombs. Social Drones hopes to change that perception. Read More