Drones are not one of man’s recent inventions. Initially, they were used by the police department to capture pictures of people in crowded places for security purposes. And just a short while ago, we heard about them being used to spray pesticides. So here’s the latest development, drones can now be used to transport organs from one place to another in a short span of time. Meet Rohit Dey, the 21-year-old from Bengaluru who built the Humming Bird, a drone that can carry up to 12 pounds, it can be used specifically to transport organs or even medical supplies during critical hours.
Surprisingly, this isn’t Rohit’s first tryst with drones. Prior to this, he has worked in several projects initiated by National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) and came to be known as the unofficial drone pilot of NAL. So, what drew him to drones? He explains, “My father works as a scientist at NAL. When I was five, we used to live near the Old Airport Road and every day, I could see many planes and helicopters fly over the roof of our house. This inspired me to work on designs and that led to a chain of innovations.” Following his passion, he started building drones and UAVs when he was as young as 13 years old.
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