30 Oct '14, 3pm

The Defibrillator Drone Is Another Good Drone Idea But Will It Work?

Problem: Many people who go into cardiac arrest could be helped with an automated external defibrillator (AED)—as well as C PR from someone who knows what they’re doing— but most of the time, an AED isn’t handy. Solution: Turn a drone into a flying AED, and then send it to rapidly respond to emergency calls reporting a heart attack event. It’s a great idea, and its originator, TU Delft engineering graduate Alec Momont, has even built a functional flying prototype. But it is realistic? It’s starting to feel like our job around here is to take things like drones and commercial robots and just list all the depressing reasons why they almost certainly will not work as well as we all want them to. Before you call us robo-phobes, remember: we love robots. The thing is, robots are extraordinarily compelling, but we don’t want people to get false hopes about robotics and feel misl...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots...

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