Drones are versatile in their capabilities, they expand possibilities and increase efficiency on tasks that could otherwise take a lot more to accomplish. In cases of rescuing, this efficiency it's a matter of life and death.
The Parrot Recon drone is designed to work in bad weather conditions and rescue human lives in open water. It is equipped with two cameras on the front, in addition to using thermal imaging. Once the drone spots a person, it drops down a floatation device and aid in the process of getting the person on board the rescue ship. During the research phase the drone is able to operate completely by itself.
Drones stands in a controversial position, but this new species has a great potential that needs to be explored. When used for positive purposes, drones don't feel intimidating but reassuring. And that feels better, to us humans.
Explore more roles drone could play in the What's Flying There? coloring book.