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Bird-inspired Drone Foot for Dynamic Perching & Grasping

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Credit: SNU BioRobotics Lab

It is no secret that researchers are a lot of times inspired by nature as they make improvements to their designs. Seoul National University researchers have now developed a bird inspired drone foot that allows UAVs to dynamically perch and grasp items. With this design, drones can perch on a rope or inclined bars.

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This drone foot also enables flying robots to pick and place items. This is pulled off by recycling impact energy, eliminating the need for actuators.

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