The conceptual 'Twinkle' drones are designed as a futuristic solution for urban locations to keep citizens feeling safe and secure when spending time outdoors once the sun has design. Designed by Honghao Deng and Jiabao Li, the drones work by being installed onto lamp posts and autonomously launching once it detects a person walking nearby. The drones will then light their way as they walk through otherwise dimly lit environments to keep them feeling safe and secure at all times.
The conceptual 'Twinkle' drones are part of a larger movement towards connected cities and identify what can be done to increase safety with minimal effort thanks to the autonomous design of the solutions. The drones could also help to reduce instances of crime by deterring robberies and attacks.