Published on: October 17, 2022

Air ambulance

Air ambulance

Why in news?

AI and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) a not-for-profit foundation promoted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has embarked on two air mobility projects which could transform healthcare in Karnataka .


  • One of them is the development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for human organ transportation and the other an ambitious air ambulance named ‘Aero108’ capable of carrying one patient, one operator, one paramedic (humanoid) and life support systems for the patient.
  • A team in ARTPARK is working on developing a UAV which will enable quick human organ transport.
  • Apart from cutting a significant amount of time, by using these UAV’s we will be able to cover over 200 km in one sortie with a speed of 100 Km/h.

Air ambulance : The second project is to develop an autonomous air ambulance named Aero108which can carry two people including the patient and a humanoid who will be playing the role of a paramedic.

  • Aero 108 will be equipped with state of the art instruments and it can carry out autonomous operations besides having an interactive technology that will connect patients and medical staff even when separated by vast distances.