Planning disaster relief efforts is like trying to see through fog. OpenRelief is a project to develop better communications tools for disaster relief efforts: the tools to clear the fog.
OpenRelief solutions will gather critical information for relief workers on the ground. This information will help the right aid to get to the right places at the right time.
OpenRelief is a new open technology project with a goal of developing intelligent, autonomous information-gathering systems for assisting disaster relief efforts. The initial development efforts have been focused on the development of a robot airplane incorporating an intelligent camera, capable of recognizing fire, smoke, roads, people on the ground and other features. With other sensor packages, the plane can collect radiation levels, weather information and other kinds of data.