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Insect-Style Flying Robot Perches to Save Energy

Date:
August 5, 2013
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Researchers in Switzerland are developing a flying robot designed to navigate and collect data in cluttered environments. The robot is equipped to stick to vertical surfaces, as well recover and continue flying after a crash.


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Flying 'Gimball' Brings New Impact to Drone Rescue Technology

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Reuters (Nov. 4, 2013) Swiss-based researchers have devised a spherical flying robot that can withstand multiple collisions and continue to transmit live video footage in hard-to-reach environments. The lightweight Gimball doesn't require unwieldy sensors and its inventors believe it could be used to help with search and rescue missions. Jim Drury has more.
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