By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Indian man builds drone to rescue stuck puppy
0446df5947ed9b84782b051edc616e351957ee510293f162356699850cf5531c
Milind Raj operates a drone to lift a puppy out of a 20-foot-deep drain in Lucknow, India. - photo by Jenna Alton
After discovering a distressed puppy stuck in a drain in Lucknow, India, resident Milind Raj built a drone to rescue it, NDTV reported.

Raj, who builds robots for a living, attached a drone to an artificial intelligence-controlled robotic arm to lift the puppy from the drain. It took him about six hours to build the device in his lab.

By using an AI arm with a heartbeat sensor, Raj monitored the puppys heart rate to ensure it wouldnt suffocate.

"It was not possible for a human to rescue the puppy without endangering their own life, so I decided to put technology to the task," Raj said. According to Raj, the puppy had been stuck in the 20-foot-deep drain for two days.

After Raj rescued the puppy, he decided to adopt it and name it Lifted.

Read the full story on NDTVs website and view a video of the rescue on YouTube.
Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter