Using Drones to Make Peace, Not War

Aid groups are trying out drones for search-and-rescue operations
Rigi’s drone that drops life preservers to drowning people Courtesy RTS

Amin Rigi says drones should be used to save lives, not spy or kill. The Iranian, who has a bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering, is launching RTS London to manufacture flying robots that drop life preservers to drowning people. His selling point is speed: A video shot on the Caspian Sea shows his prototype reaching a swimmer in 22 seconds, four times faster than a lifeguard.

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