Flying Jaws of Life

In the instance of a search and rescue operation, the Angel drone can be the first responder on the scene to free someone from a dangerous obstruction in a location that may be unreachable by humans.  Angel does its work regardless of topography.

Angel is an extrapolation of the Charlie crossed with a Gidget: the Angel swaps out robotics components, adding a dedicated vise grip (or two) and a roughly generic cutting tool.

Equipped with a close-range 3D object-mapping depth-aware camera, the Angel also has a motion-detection sensor which can provide additional infrared capabilities. The close-range object mapping camera translates the drone’s field of view into a realtime 3D display with distance calculations, estimated tensile strength of presumed material composition and collision detection for intuitive robotics interaction.

Angel’s mission: improvise an entry/exit route

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The Angel capitalizes on the quadcopter’s inherent advantages of agility and speed: it can be wherever it needs to be. This model differs significantly from the Gidget with the addition of computer-aided interpretation of materials based on image analysis and universal robotics components such as a vise grip for bracing eliminates the battery drain of maintaining hovering, regardless of the approach position – even upside-down.

Like all the commercial models, the Angel is designed to support both multiple pilots on a single display / drone as well as fleet operations of multiple drones to a single display / pilot.

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