Finally! A UAV that flies, walks and crawls


Allow me to introduce the Morphing Micro Air-Land Vehicle. It’s like the Optimus Prime of UAVs. Cleveland-based BioRobots invented this machine to fulfill a very complex mission. According to a new paper, the 16-in wingspan vehicle can

  1. fly from a takeoff point to a target area (e.g.a building),

  2. land stealthily within a target area (e.g. on a rooftop),

  3. transform into a highly mobile land vehicle,
  4. locomote successfully over ground obstacles (e.g.crawl to the edge of a roof or into a building), and
  5. transmit critical data (visual, acoustic, chemical, etc.) from its position

The paper is being presented on Thursday at the Army Science Conference in Orlando.


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