Unlike standard quadrotor drones, this one, developed by researchers at University of Pennsylvania, boasts an eagle-like claw that enables it to pick up objects at high speed. That’s not all, the team is hoping that the next version will be able to automatically adapt to environmental changes via an on-board camera. Continue reading for more.
According to The Verge: “Inspired by how an eagle uses its talons to grab prey, the team crafted a three-fingered claw using 3D printing and attached it to a 4-inch long motorized arm. The drone is able to use the system to pick up stationary objects flying at three meters (almost ten feet) per second.”