These MIT Drones Also Have Wheels

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The idea of giving drones wheels is not completely new. We have already covered a bunch of them capable of climbing walls. MIT researchers are taking the idea to the next level. They are giving a group of drones wheels, allowing them to maneuver on the ground and fly in the air without collision.

In their paper, researchers presented a system of 8 drones that can fly through a city-like setting with parking spots, no-fly zones, and landing pads. The idea is to have flying vehicles that can fly over ground obstacles and drive under overhead obstacles. These projects can contribute to efforts to make flying cars of the future safer for everyone.


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