New application on emergency rescue: drone and water rescue robot make air-sea collaboration


Every year, public emergency events have caused huge amounts of casualties and economic losses, from natural disasters in water, accidents and social security events. The emergency industry will provide protection and support in this regard. UAVs and water rescue robots, as equipment in water rescue, can however achieve rapid rescue and reduce the possibilities of personnel being in danger. Spider C85 drone and Water Rescue Robot R1 from JTT will be implementing air-sea collaboration, bringing more intelligent solution in rescue.

Spider C85 drone can carry the following devices:

Payload No.1: Face recognition camera

The equipped camera has a face recognition function, which can quickly detect anomalies and lock faces during flying , then take rescue measures when needed.

Payload No.2: megaphone

The equipped device can calm and comfort people at risk through speaking during emergency rescue, and can also remind them of self-protection measures to further protect themselves. Besides, the sound transmission distance can reach 700 meters or more.

Payload No.3: Infrared Thermal Imager

During the night patrol, the infrared thermal imager mounted on it can recognize the position and status of the human body by color, shape, and movement, and help analyze whether it is in a dangerous state.

According to reports, some beach parks set up water rescue points. However, when the accident happened, the nearest rescue point to the beach parks can never get to rescue them, turning out the move they made was only to search and salvage in the end. Therefore, Air-Sea Collaboration comes into being that is effectively applied to various scenarios, such as the sea, lake, reservoir, river, and so on. The following two events can also illustrate the application scenario and the need for emergency rescue with the collaboration:

Scene 1: Dragon boat contest

The hustle and bustle dragon boat race held in the park or lake is bound to attract a large number of spectators. However, when the flow of people begins to increase and gradually starts to congest, the danger may be hidden inside, and some children may be too excited and accidentally fall into the lake. So here is how it was going: the Spider C85 drone inspected in the air from time to time. But there’s a bit of abnormality that was found on water, then the face was locked by face recognition, and the drone would be flying at a speed of 18m/s to him. After Auto Follow was enabled, it accurately located the specific position of the child. At this time, the water rescue robot was controlled to reach the position at the fastest speed of 18km/h without loading (this speed is equivalent to 2 times and above the speed of the world's fastest swimming champion). , the child then returned to shore smoothly after. This collaborative mode can effectively curb the accidents, and guarantee the safety better. Therefore, compared to human detecting and rescuing, the collaboration by the drone and robot in detecting the environment, discovering the anomalies, launching sea rescue is a better choice improving rescue efficiency.

Scene 2: Islands hopping

In order to protect the environment more comprehensively, the areas close to the islands do not allow many people to get in actually, as there’s no perfect rescue and protections which people can make and take. However, something happened. Here’s how it was going: some tourists including children would like to take a risk exploring the nature when it comes to islands hopping. Some even took off their life jackets and experienced it directly. However, accidents often happened. Somewhere in Shenzhen city, a child was trying to prove that he could swim, but when he tried, his feet were trapped by a large amount of seagrass under the sea. For a moment, his body was out of balance on the sea due to panic, and then he got himself in danger. Spider C85 drone Inspected there’s something weird on water, then the face was locked by face recognition after. Auto Follow was then on. And then the drone located the specific position of the child. The rescuers immediately sent a water rescue robot to rescue. After the child caught the robot, he recovered its balance (the robot has 75kg of buoyancy, which is equivalent to four traditional swimming laps), making him return home by power after.

Nowadays, air-sea collaboration has started to apply in many fields. In the future, the technology will be improved with larger amount of R&D investment by JTT, as time goes by, to update rescue devices for better experience, bringing more possibilities to life when it comes to rescuing.

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