A drone can shoot strings for perching and stabilizing

 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.… Read More

SpiderMAV Drone Shoots Webs for Perching and Stabilization

Inspired by a spider, this drone uses web shooters for aerial endurance and control

Wed 4 Oct 17 from IEEE Spectrum

SpiderMAV drone shoots 'webs' at walls to perch in place

Consumer drones have more or less conquered hovering, but are there easier ways to stay in place? Researchers from Imperial College London have a possible answer: The SpiderMAV, a UAV ...

Mon 9 Oct 17 from Engadget

The SpiderMAV does whatever a spider can, spins a web, any size

 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 ...

Mon 9 Oct 17 from TechCrunch

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