Unusual but true: A drone that could save your life

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-12-07 17:05

In stories this week, we have a drone that could save your life, female prisoners participate in beauty pageant, a girl who married herself, the real-life Edward Scissorhands, and the swimming cat.

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A drone that could save your life

A Net Guard high rise fire rescue drone. [Photo/IC]

Meet NET Guard, the drone that's been designed to save people from burning buildings. Designed by a group of students in Guangzhou, China NET GUARD uses a self-driven UAV drone to rescue people from high-rise buildings that are on fire.

A Net Guard high rise fire rescue drone. [Photo/IC]

NET GUARD works by receiving a distress signal along with a GPS pinpoint of the location of the fire. Once close enough to the building, the drone unfolds into four propeller-powered parts, deploying a safety net pulled tight in the center.

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