EPFL UAV is capable of flying even after collision

The above video shows you a flying robot that collides, picks itself up, and flies again. It was developed by the researchers of EPFL Federal Research Institute at the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems, Switzerland. This technique was inspired from a flying insect’s resilience.

EPFL UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) incorporates a flexible carbon-fiber frame along with four carbon-fiber legs. As it is made up of carbon fiber, it does not break up on collision and remains light-weighted as well.

When the UAV gets collided, it falls down in sideways and automatically pulls out its four carbon-fiber legs equally. It certainly helps them to get back into flying position. This performance is said to be its Active Recovery System.

Overall, this kind of autonomous flying robots could prove its best in the risky areas with many obstructions.

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