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Airborne Lifesaving Drone Prototype Tested in Iran

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November 15, 2013

Pars Rescue Robot: Photo courtesy of RTS Lab

Pars Rescue Robot: Photo courtesy of RTS Lab

The RTS Lab in Tehran, Iran, has successfully tested its Pars Rescue Robot which has the ability to quickly locate drowning victims in the ocean and launch life-preserver floats to them, reports Robots.Net.

The robot’s tests were carried out in August 2013 over the Caspian Sea, and thirteen tests in all were made in a four day period.

Pars was able to fly for ten minutes with its present design and its maximum speed was 10 m/s [sic] thus it proved capable of being used in missions with a 4.5 kilometer radius range, reports Robots.Net.

Tests were completely successful and all of the expected goals were achieved. Based on the test results and considering the general rescue methods new ideas for developing Pars were achieved.

RTS Labs hopes to create further, improved prototypes and eventually commercialize the life-saving robot.

Source: Robots.Net

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