Welcome to some weekend fun and entertainment with drones. We spend a lot of time scouring the web for news, information and more on all the great drones around the globe. In our travels, we encounter some fun and funny stuff, and we want to start sharing that with you. Today we will be taking a look at life saving drones.
No matter what the title says, we refer to this as our Good Idea / Bad Idea series, we just figured a new name was in order, suggestions welcome. Let it be known that we do not endorse or recommend anything we will post here, sort of a “do not try this at home” vibe, but somebody tried it, it was interesting or funny and here it is.
Life saving drones
Next up in our series, let’s explore some fun with drones that are saving lives around the world.
Before we begin, let’s get a few things out of the way:
Drone legal and safety
Life saving idea
This video shows a life-saving drone from Zipline, an outfit based in Rwanda. Abdoul has one of the first jobs launching drones that deliver emergency medicines and vaccines to remote areas throughout Rwanda.
This video showcases the Westpac ripper, a drone used to patrol Australia’s beaches, looking for sharks or other risks in the water, also used to spot troubled swimmers in search and rescue situations. Equipped with object recognition to alert the lifeguards and beach-goers of any dangers in the water with the help of a siren attached to the drone.
Good idea / bad idea wrap up
As always, we officially recommend you do not try this at home. We want you to always fly safe, to obey all drone laws, but also to have some fun. Of course, if you do try this, please share the details, it’s always fun to see some shenanigans.
If you think this entire series is a bad idea, let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy the crazy antics caught on film.