• This drone shrinks to fit

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL have created a robot that shrinks to fit through gaps, a feature that could make it perfect for search and rescue missions. The researchers initially created a drone that could assess man-made gaps and squeeze through in seconds using only one camera. This extra feature - a scissor like system to shrink the drone in flight - makes it even more versatile and allows these drones to react to larger or smaller gaps in nature.
    “The idea came up after we worked on quadrotor flight through narrow gaps,” said PhD candidate Davide Falanga. “The goal...
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