Max Roberts

Product Design, BA (Hons)

About me

My time at UCLan has provided me with experiences that will remain for a lifetime. I am not suggesting it was always easy sailing, but as the saying goes ‘A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor’. I can draw parallels with this statement and become mindful of how the many challenges of university life have helped positively shape my personality.

Getting to know and working alongside a variety of amazing people from lecturers, fellow student, to even general staff that labour tirelessly behind the scenes has given me a great appreciation for the institution. A highlighted accomplishment was being voted Student Representative consecutively for both my second and third year of study.

University has provided me with many opportunities to satisfy my enthusiasm for design. A pivotal trip along the journey was experiencing London’s Design Museum for the first time and exploring the immensely inspiring city it resides in.

Drone technology has become a more frequent part of modern life, especially within the entertainment/sporting industry; however still largely underutilised within emergency services. An aerial perspective provides numerous advantages and has historically been the responsibility of helicopters to assist in missing persons' searches, reporting on vehicle pursuits and highway collisions. The decline in available helicopters has resulted in increased operational costs and inadequate response times, leaving half of UK police forces waiting in excess of half an hour. My proposed concept of emergency service tailored drones focuses on alleviating the over demands on helicopters and provides a faster deployment opportunity.

Pitch Deck Presentation Banner

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ARC Drone View 1

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ARC Drone View 3

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ARC Drone Workshop Prototyping

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Keywords: Product Design, Design, UCLan, Degree, Emergency Services, Drone, UAV, Graduation, Technology, BA Hons, Max Roberts, Art and Design, 2021, Police Force, UK, Honours, Undergraduate, Degree Show, Presentation, Aerial perspective