About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Researchers Develop Flying Robots Inspired by Nature

by Kathy Jones on May 25, 2014 at 8:38 PM
Font : A-A+

 Researchers Develop Flying Robots Inspired by Nature

Researchers have developed a number of small drones or flying robots by taking inspiration from the nature which they hope will be used in wide areas of operation from military surveillance to search and rescue.

14 research teams have come up with different experimental drones that include a robot with bird-like grasping appendages, and some that form a robo-swarm or flock, inspired by birds, bats, insects and even flying snakes, the BBC reported.

Advertisement

Aerial robotics expert Prof David Lentink, from Stanford University in California, said that that this sort of bio-inspiration is pushing drone technology forward, because evolution has solved challenges that drone engineers are just beginning to address.

A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has engineered a raptor-like appendage for a drone, enabling it to grasp objects at high speeds by swooping in like a bird of prey.

The studies have been published in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Sanatogen A-Z Drug Brands in India Find a Hospital Drug Side Effects Calculator Hearing Loss Calculator Find a Doctor Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Color Blindness Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE

×

Researchers Develop Flying Robots Inspired by Nature Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests