Meet R1, the water rescue robot transports 0.5 tons of goods Jan 28, 2021
If you have seen some movies where there were robots saving people from drowning or transporting people or goods on water, then it’s time to see something real. R1, a remote-controlled lifebuoy, has successfully saved a drowning person and hauled and transported a ship weighing 0.5 tons of goods. Also, there’s something else beyond your imagination.

R1, is designed to be driven to a person who’s in need of help in water and also haul and transport goods like aid supplies to those in need in trouble. R1 has two propellers with propulsion similar to a jet ski, which can make itself move through strong currents and rough surf, zipping along at the speed of 25.2km/h which is more than 2 times faster than a professional swimmer. In this case, R1 could be fair enough to say it could be a more effective method of sea rescue especially when it comes to the moment at stake.

Water Rescue Robot R1

“We want something that can cut down the percentage of being risky to the lowest, as life-saving is eternal career not only for us, but for those who see lives as importance”, “and this is what we want the most”, Kevin Smith, CEO who works in private aid and rescue institution and is a special consultant for emergency team in government, added.

On the outside, A-shaped case design enables R1 to meet fluid mechanics that reduces resistance and stabilizes the ride for passenger on the way. With reflective strips and red and yellow colors featured, it will just make R1 highly visible in over distances and in bad weather.

With the remote control being able to control it to execute rescue operations more than 1500 meters, it means it can be deployed in a long distance missions. In addition, moving in and out of rocks, debris and wrecks is of importance for the electric life-saving buoy. R1 can make such things come true in reverse, avoiding much trouble during rescue.

While R1’s obviously the emergency flotation and rescue device with buoyancy equivalent to 4 swim rings for those in need of help on water, R1 can also deliver life jackets, or can drag boat loaded aid supplies weighing 500kg through surf or currents.

As research and development in water rescue industry moves forward, there’s always something that can replace what was used before. R1, however, has come into our life and shown what it can do for those who are in need of help during urgent rescue missions by saving and transporting aid supplies. It will, no doubt, bring better development and future in our society.

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