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Cyclist-Protecting Robots

The Cyclodrone by Frog Design Alerts Riders to Upcoming Dangers

— January 30, 2014 — Lifestyle
Some of the worst accidents involve cyclists and the Cyclodrone by Frog Design, a global product strategy and design firm, hopes to change that. It essentially is a flying robot that acts as a safety companion on rides. Whether cycling on the road or on a designated bike path, it ensures that cyclists are aware of upcoming dangers and drivers' are notified that there is a bike nearby.

Cyclodrone by Frog Design is one of many drone designs coming out of this firm. Cormac Eubanks, who developed the Cyclodrone, observes, "Drones are taking a beating in the press, being characterized as spies and assassins. At frog, we are more fascinated by the design potential at the leading edge of technology. We believe now is the time to explore how drones could be a force for good.”
Trend Themes
1. Cyclist Safety Drones - Designing drones specifically for cyclist safety in order to prevent accidents and improve overall safety while riding.
2. Drone Innovation for Public Good - Exploring and investing in more drone designs that focus on public safety and well-being instead of negative stereotypes portrayed in the media.
3. Robot Safety Companions - Creating more robots that serve as safety companions for humans, especially those engaged in risky physical activities like cycling, to provide early warnings of potential danger.
Industry Implications
1. Drone Manufacturing - Manufacturing specialized drones for different industries such as cycling to avoid accidents and enhance safety measures.
2. Robotics - Developing advanced, sophisticated robots that can be used in different settings to provide real-time safety alerts for users.
3. Sports Safety Equipment - Investing in technology and equipment that promote safety while practicing sports and other physical activities such as cycling to prevent accidents and injuries.
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