The ship-based quadcopter that responds instantly when alerted to potential victims in the ocean, locating them with FLIR, and dispensing life preservers directly over them.
The first purpose of building the robot is the relief of people drowning near coastlines. By developing its applications, it can be used in ships and offshore relief efforts as well.
It can also be used in other applications such as monitoring of marine and off shore structures, recording films and pictures from dangerous path ways for rescue missions, precise positioning and monitoring of off shore disasters and aid in firefighting.
The current prototype carries one life preserver and they are working on a new model to carry three life preserver rings. Future models may dispense up to 15 self-inflating rings. A launching platform for use on ships has been designed but more intriguing is an idea for a stand-alone launching platform.
From the website:
A sea platform has also been designed for the robot. This platform used satellite data for its control and it uses solar energy for its energy. It is always in the water and the robots are ready for action. When a marine incident occurs it quickly operates and sends the robots to the event to help.
In both cases, the launching platform also serves as a recharging station, keeping the robots in a continual ready state.
Here are some other unique characteristics of Pars’ aerial relief method:
Future iterations may include a robot manipulator and the ability to move or install