Self-folding drone could speed up search and rescue missions

Self-folding drone could speed up search and rescue missions

by Chloe Taylor, CNBC

A drone that can change shape in flight has been developed by researchers at the University of Zurich to assist with search and rescue missions.

Able to contract and fold, the aircraft can enter small cracks and spaces to stream footage to rescue teams via its two integrated cameras. The drone is designed for use in areas in disaster zones that become inaccessible to rescuers due to safety concerns or physical restrictions.

Davide Falanga, one of its developers, told CNBC on the phone that the drone could make rescue missions more efficient and effective.

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