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Flying 'dragon' robot developed in Japan


Posted on Saturday, 30 June, 2018 | Comment icon 5 comments

The robot can fit through small spaces. Image Credit: YouTube / University of Tokyo
The disconcerting snake-like contraption is capable of hovering and changing shape in mid-air.
Created by scientists at the University of Tokyo, the robot is code-named 'DRAGON' ( Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transfromatiON. )

Equipped with four propulsive thrusters, the device is able to transform in to various shapes so that it can fit through small gaps - meaning that it can go just about anywhere.

Right now however its potential is rather limited as it can only fly for three minutes at a time.

Recently released footage of the robot in action can be viewed below.


Source: CNET.com | Comments (5)


Tags: Dragon, Robot, Drone


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 30 June, 2018, 21:04
Secret facility commander: "Purge the air in those locations, NOW" Drone drops to the ground.  
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 on 30 June, 2018, 21:36
Aside from looking cool, what's the point? Why not just make it small? Why bother making it more complex than it needs to be?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nzo on 1 July, 2018, 8:44
The Japanese sure make some seriously good tech. A little refinement and robots like these can be used in search and rescue and other applications.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Ozfactor on 1 July, 2018, 10:53
I thought the same. When I watched the video I thought they could have used something like this to search for the soccer team lost in the cave in Thailand 
Comment icon #5 Posted by TripGun on 6 July, 2018, 16:33
I see little advantage over a smaller drone with LIDAR


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