Researchers at the Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory have created the SpiderMAV – a robot that stabilizes itself by shooting out multiple strands of rope that can stick to magnetic surfaces. The drone, which is a standard quadcopter, has a built-in rope gun that blasts out little connectors. The drone then pulls against the ropes, stabilizing itself in flight.
The leader researcher, Mirko Kovac, equates the drone with Darwin’s bark spider, an arachnid that can shoot a web “25 meters” in any direction.
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