Jonathan Cheseaux with the drone that uses a Wi-Fi antenna to locate mobile phones (Photo: Alain Herzog)
The EPFL students also developed an interface that allows those on the ground to track the aircraft in real time (Photo: Alain Herzog)
These days, most people are inseparable from their mobile phone, with the device being one of the essentials along with keys and cash or cards that people don't leave home without. A project at EPFL's Mobile Communications Laboratory is looking to take advantage of this fact by developing a drone that would help rescuers search for victims of natural disasters by locating their phones.
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