Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Drone Helps Save Window Cleaner Stuck on High-Rise Scaffolding

NyPo reports:
A frightened window cleaner, whose motorized scaffolding malfunctioned near the 10th floor of a high-rise building in Abu Dhabi, was rescued by a drone on Tuesday, Dubai’s Kaleej Times reports.
Local authorities brought the high-tech drone — capable of midair communication — to aid in rescuing the worker.
The remote-controlled drone first relayed a brief message to the worker to calm his nerves, letting him know that everything was going to be OK.
Then the hovering hero detected the technical malfunction in the scaffold and “utilized audiovisual monitoring” to quickly teach the stuck worker how to fix the problem himself, according to the Kaleej Times.
The cleaner repaired the scaffolding in midair and got free without getting injured.

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