An Iranian research lab has created a UAS to save people drowning at sea. Developed by Tehran-based RTS Lab, Pars is a multi-rotor UAS designed to carry and drop floatation aids to people in trouble. First conceptualized only a year ago, Pars is now a functioning prototype that recently underwent testing in the Caspian Sea.
Located around 100 miles from Tehran, the Caspian has borne witness to a number of drownings over the years, including an unfortunate incident earlier this year that saw six students drown together. It’s hoped that Pars will significantly help lifeguards in scenarios where multiple people are in trouble at the same time, and can also make their lives easier when aiding a single swimmer.