This Small Drone Can Lift The Weight 40 Times Of His Body

(Foto: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne/Engadget)

The drone has a propeller that makes it able to fly and even lift things. Drones are certainly capable of lifting weights with certain weight restrictions, as well as drones designed with this mini body.

Reported by Engadget, this sophisticated drone was developed by researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Stanford University. They developed a flying robot that can move objects that weigh 40 times the weight of their own body.

Drones called FlyCroTugs are equipped with a crane, adhesive and microspine system that allows the drone, which weighs only a few ounces, to lock anything. There are parts of the grippers that can be moved depending on the surface of the landing. Drones can also take additional accessories such as wheels when needed.

When the drone will lift an object, it can remove the grippers and connect them to the object. These grippers are non-sticky adhesives designed by researchers by taking inspiration from gecko toes.

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