3 February 2017

NEWS: Bats - the future of drones

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na... Bat bot!

Although it seem that most autonomous flying robots tend to be of the spinning propeller variety, there is a huge academic push to create a drone that can't accidentally chop a human's face to pieces. Caltech are working on one such a machine, the B2 (or Bat bot as we're sure everyone is calling it) - a drone that accurately mimics the movements of a bat.

Copying the way a bats flies seems to have been a pretty tough task, and although B2 can only stay aloft for a few seconds, it demonstrates that the drones of the future might not look like how you expect them to.

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