Researchers shoots robotic drones in the air for fast deploy

An aerodynamic “missle” shape that enable deployment of this drone in the air following a safe path instead of flying from ground. Also this form enable deployment from movable objects like car or boats.

SQUID is 3D printable, and uses a 3 inches diameter barrel launcher .The system has been fabricated and field tested from a moving vehicle up to 50mph. Once it reaches an altitude of around 200 meters the drone itself open its propellers and fly to destination.

missle-drone-shaped
missle-drone-shaped

The idea is to use this type of drones for space exploration in difficult environment like Mars and Titans. You can now have a cloud of the little drones in seconds.

 

Authors & References : D. Pastor, J. Izraelevitz, P. Nadan, A. Bouman, J. Burdick, and B. Kennedy, “Design of a Ballistically-Launched Foldable Multirotor”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019

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