A group affiliated with Oklahoma State University demonstrated its drone design by flying the unmanned aerial vehicle at the U.S. Senate. "Unmanned Cowboys," is a business launched by OSU alumni and faculty.
Cowboy Ben Loh flew the "ATLAS," a spherical drone, during a meeting of the Senate Aerospace Caucus July 31.
ATLAS is designed to fly, hover, roll on the ground and take to the air again making it well-suited for search and rescue efforts, according to a news release. The design is especially useful for emergency responders to use inside buildings to search for victims.
It’s also recommended for facility inspection and security work by military and private companies, including those in the energy sector, the news release states.
Dyan Gibbens, CEO of Unmanned Cowboys, said it was exhilarating to fly the model in the Senate - demonstrating its safe design.
Learn more about ATLAS and Unmanned Cowboys.