Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) at EPFL, directed by Prof. Dario Floreano, proposed a protective system for winged drones inspired by beetles to help these aerial vehicles protect their delicate structures.
This protective system consists of an added set of retractable wings like the ones found in beetles to encase the main folding wings when protection is required.
Watch the robot in action in the following video:
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