The coronavirus outbreak has led to significant experimenting with many emerging technologies, including drones.
In China’s fight against COVID-19, drones have been used for communications, spraying disinfectants and transporting medical supplies. Not just smaller drones, passenger drones have also the potential to lend a helping hand. Recently, China’s EHang – a leading developer of autonomous aerial vehicles, successfully transported medical supplies and staff in its two-seated flight as part of a medical exercise in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. As the world continues to combat the pandemic, these experiences can reshape our response to tackle health emergencies in the future in terms of rescue, search operations, delivery of emergency supplies and air ambulance.