Navigation by “crash”

Navigation by “crash”

This UAV shows that there’s more than one way to get from point “A” to point “B”: it flies into objects and recovers until it finds a clear route! This actually makes sense when you hear that the AirBurr UAV is designed specifically to navigate close and dark spaces, like a collapsed mine or a damaged nuclear power plant. When it crashes, it rights itself by extending its carbon-fiber, spring-loaded legs and then resumes flight. It even analyzes the position and force of its crashes so it can create a “map” of its surroundings. Pretty neat!

 

Updated: August 11, 2015 — 9:19 AM
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