Dynamically establishing a temporary safe route via a network of unmanned aerial vehicles

Patent No. 9,897,456

Issued: February 20, 2018
Filed: August 11, 2016

Inventor: Hoareau; Guillaume (Montpellier, FR), Liebenberg; Johannes J. (Johannesburg, ZA), Musial; John G. (Newburgh, NY), Whitman; Todd R. (Bethany, CT)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Dynamically establishing a temporary safe evacuation route away from an unsafe situation using unmanned vehicles. The temporary safe evacuation route is determined based on real-time information regarding the unsafe situation. A network of unmanned vehicles are deployed and positioned at determined points along the safe evacuation route. Guidance is provided to the network of unmanned vehicles for display along the safe evacuation route by the unmanned vehicle to aid people in evacuating from the unsafe situation. Information in real time regarding the unsafe situation may be received from the unmanned vehicles. Based on the information received, the safe evacuation route may be adjusted.

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