Zipline medical drone

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Zipline medical drone


Designer/artist: Zipline and Government of Rwanda

Year: 2016

Description: The Zipline drone has been designed for a series of Droneports across Rwanda. It is made to delivery of urgent supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. These cargo drone routes address the lack of roads in the region and offer an ‘infrastructural leap’ - just as mobile phones dispensed with landlines, cargo drones can transcend geographical barriers such as mountains, lakes and unnavigatable rivers without the need for large-scale infrastructure.

About the designer: Zipline is a group of engineers, previously employed by SpaceX, Boeing, Google and Willow Garage. The company has been set up to make and use drones for social good.

Image credit: Zipline and Government of Rwanda