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Floating salvation


In dicey situations, fire-dousing robots or fire-fighting drones can save lives on both land and air.

Now, thanks to a Portuguese startup and its remotely-operated life buoy, those in peril on the sea could expect help to come just as fast.

With a turbine on each side, the U-shaped device has a top speed of 15 km/h and is impervious to rough seas.

The wireless connection allows control within a radius of up to 300 metres and the lithium-ion battery enables continuous coverage of close to 6 kilometres.

Rescue workers can follow their devices’ performance and status in real time via the app.

Meanwhile drones with defibrillators are helpful for heart attack victims in difficult terrain.

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