Omnidirectional drone learned to perform arbitrary movements

The omnidirectional drone has learned to perform arbitrary movements. The 12-screw drone can not only perform complex movements but is also able to solve secondary tasks. The development of scientists from the Swiss Higher Technical School of Zurich is described on arXiv.org.

The drone rotors are doubled – they are located two at the ends of one axis, but at the same time they are able to rotate in different directions. This, coupled with the algorithm developed by scientists, allows the drone to stay in the air at almost any tilt and in any plane.

The drone can not only perform the main task – for example, perform a flight at a certain angle, but also perform additional tasks. Among them may be an increase in flight efficiency by reducing energy costs.

The video demonstration of the device shows that the drone performs complex maneuvers when trying to repeat which an ordinary drone would fall.

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