A Protective System for Winged Drones Inspired by Beetles

A Protective System for Winged Drones Inspired by Beetles

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. Image Credit: Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) 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: Read the full paper here:https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9591382 More information:https://www.epfl.ch/labs/lis/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below:…
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A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

Dronut® X1 from the Boston-based startup Cleo Robotics is a bi-rotor drone designed especially for environments where GPS fails to work. Image Credit: Cleo Robotics The main application of this drone is operating in difficult environments where the existing drones have challenges to operate in. Key features: bi-rotor instead of four!high maneuverabilitycan live stream high-definition videocan collect LiDAR data in ultra confined spaces and challenging environmentscan fly safely near people and around sensitive equipmentlittle to no training is needed due to its autonomy suiteit can operate at the max speed of 4 m/s12 mins of flight time40 mins of battery timeSensors…
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