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: LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing
During the flight, the patient’s vital signs would be monitored by sensors inside the drone.READ MORE: West Valley Animal Shelter To Reopen On March 15 After Closing Due To Pandemic
The drone would reportedly be the size of a small car and piloted by an artificial intelligence system.MORE NEWS: Manhattan Beach Police Officer Charged With Sending Sexually Explicit Messages To Teenage Girl
Caltech scientists say a full-sized drone ambulance system could be ready within five years.