We’ve seen drones finding applications in the coast guard service before. This isn’t the first time the drone has become a life-saving gadget, but the Recon Drone for Parrot makes a bold attempt of being a rescue drone that works under all odds. Its design takes inspiration from a helicopter (known to give assurance to the stranded), allowing it to maneuver through any sort of weather. A front mounted camera allows the drone to perform a surveillance run on the surface of the ocean in regular as well as thermal imaging, and on spotting a survivor the drone deploys one of two emergency flotation devices.
The drone is operated remotely using a joypad that gives the user full control of the drone’s movements while also providing footage from the drone’s camera.
The drone even has a flotation belt of its own, if it were to encounter an accident or error and plummet into the water. Quite a well-planned, holistic approach, isn’t it?
Designers: Aurélien Gravelotte, Augustin Wanert, Maxence Hoet & Maxence Fournier.