PASADENA (CBSLA) — Researchers at the California Institute of Technology are in the process of creating a “Personal Rescue System,” or autonomous drone ambulance, intended to change the future of emergency response.
The goal of the self-flying drone ambulance is to airlift injured or trapped victims in hard to reach disaster zones.READ MORE: Marvel Suing To Keep Rights To 'Avengers' Characters From Copyright Termination
During the flight, the patient’s vital signs would be monitored by sensors inside the drone.READ MORE: Witnesses Describe Chaotic Scene As Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Unfolds Near U.S. Open Of Surfing
The drone would reportedly be the size of a small car and piloted by an artificial intelligence system.MORE NEWS: Funeral Service To Be Held In Covina Hills For Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola Who Was Killed In Afghanistan
Caltech scientists say a full-sized drone ambulance system could be ready within five years.