The nature of this research is to prototype different types of perching landing gears for drones. Using natural mechanisms found in animals, our team created two bio-inspired designs of perching landing gears for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s). These designs were able to demonstrate the feasibility of landing-gear systems that enable bird-sized UAV’s to perch and take-off from branch-like structures.
Shimazu, Kelli, "Perching Landing Gear Research" (2016). Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholars. 14.