Flying Robotic Ambulance Completes First Solo Test Flight

An autonomous Robot flying ambulance has successfully performed its first solo test flight. This successful test flight of the automated flying vehicle offers a potential solution for challenging search and rescue missions.

Completing such rescue missions in harsh territory or battle zones can be tricky, with helicopters presently offering the best transportation option in most cases. However these vehicles need clear areas for landing and in case of battle zones, helicopters tend to attract enemy fire.

Urban Aeronautics said that Israeli company has completed the first test flight for an automated flying vehicle that its Cormorant Unmanned Air vehicle (UAV) that could one day go where helicopters cannot.

Urban Aeronautics’ demonstration brings this technology one-step closer to assisting soldiers in search and rescue missions, as it is able to access dangerous war zones that are unsafe for humans.

‘This flight paves the way forward for the immediate evolution of Cormorant from prototype to near-term production and ultimately commercialization of this groundbreaking technology – for broad applications and markets, said Urban Aeronautics founder Rafi Yoeli.

Last month the company flew its robotic flyer, dubbed the Cormorant on the craft’s first solo flight over real territory. This autonomous vehicle is designed to eventually carry people or equipments without a human pilot on board, reported by ‘Live Science’.

The autonomous vehicle is effectively a decision-making system that can figure out what to do if there is a problem in the inputs from the sensors, said by the Company, Urban Aeronautics.

Company officials said that the system is smart enough to self-correct when it makes mistakes. If the Cormorant detects a potential issue, the drone’s robotic brain decide whether to go home, land and wait for more instructions or try a different flight path.

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