Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

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.

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