GimBall by Flyability Conducts Search and Rescue in a Safe Way

By: Meghan Young - Feb 10, 2015
References: flyability & theverge
The GimBall is a search and rescue drone that has been given a bit of a makeover for safety reasons. Encased in a ball cage, the Gimball might seem clumsy at first when seen in action, but that is not to say it actually is. In fact, the Gimball was made to bump into obstacles as a form of navigation.

Created by Flyability, Adrien Briod,co-founder and CTO, says, "The goal of this flying robot is to reproduce the amazing capabilities of insects. Especially the fact that they can collide into things and continue flying afterwards." Envisioned to be deployed in dangerous situations in search of survivors, Flyability was recently awarded a million dollars in the United Arab Emirates' Drones for Good competition for the Gimball.