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.
GimBall by Flyability Conducts Search and Rescue in a Safe Way
1. Search and Rescue Drones - The use of drones for search and rescue missions is a growing trend, with potential for further innovation in safety features and maneuverability.
2. Obstacle-navigating Drones - The development of drones with the ability to navigate through obstacles presents an opportunity for use in various industries, such as inspection and surveillance.
3. Bouncy Ball Encased Drones - The incorporation of protective ball cages in drone designs opens up possibilities for alternative and safer drone use cases.
1. Search and Rescue - The development of drones specifically designed for search and rescue missions presents an opportunity for the industry to adopt and improve upon these technologies for emergency situations.
2. Inspection - The use of obstacle-navigating drones in the inspection industry can improve efficiency in monitoring and maintenance of infrastructures such as bridges, wind turbines, and oil rigs.
3. Surveillance - The use of obstacle-navigating drones in the surveillance industry can improve maneuverability and coverage in security applications.