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Extinguish fires - UAV swarm cooperation

a startup idea shared by Peter Liddicoat on 05/17/2014

Every year the cost of fire is staggering - 100&apos;s of billions, not to mention human cost.<br><br>Look at present UAV capabilities as demonstrated in the below Ted talk - swarm cooperation for construction, lifting, playing music(!) and consider what a future where the effectiveness of fighting fires could be radically improved.<br><br>MVP? <br>1. Demonstrate a series of UAVs using existing technology to pick up powder extinguishing agent and unload the contents it on a small fire (like in a bin). <br><br>2. Do a simple scale up calculation: use your MVP data to calculate $, response time, etc. The effectiveness to fight a larger fire. <br><br>How quickly could 1000 or 10,000 suitably modified UAVs extinguish a house fire? <br>How does it compare to traditional human powered modes? <br><br>http://www.ted.com/talks/vijay_kumar_robots_that_fly_and_cooperate<br><br>I have worked in multiple tech startups, some quite successful. I have to maintain my focus on present activities - but this idea is so full of potential and needs to get off the ground (bad pun). <br><br>Does anyone have the simple means to provide MVP testing?<br><br>Imagine your YouTube video of hero UAVs extinguishing a fire - even if its just in a bin. <br><br>-Peter

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