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Interior is using drones to save people trapped by hot lava

from Nextgov

Navigating a field of hot lava makes for a fun kids game, but it's far more terrifying in real life. One unfortunate individual was recently in that exact situation, surrounded by molten rock flowing from the Mount Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. But the Interior Department and its fleet of drones swooped in. One drone, which the agency was using to monitor volcanic activity and assist its response to the eruption, spotted someone cornered as lava flowed toward their house. Ordered via radio to "follow the drone," the person made their way through the jungle and ultimately connected with a search crew that took them to safety. more


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