The end of runways? Watch the incredible ‘perching plane’ that can land like a bird

The end of runways? Watch the incredible ‘perching plane’ that can land like a bird Algorithm taught drone how to perform perched landings like birdsResearchers used a fixed wing drone because it can reshape while flyingPart of the wing tilts up to create more drag and the other keeps control of flight By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com Published: 23:45, 12 January 2017 | Updated: 23:48, 12 January 2017 Drone makers have pulled inspiration from nature for their latest design – a drone that makes perched landings like a bird.Researchers combined a morphing wing drone and machine learning algorithms to create a system that lets the machine perform perched landings on the ground.The fixed wing aircraft also has the ability to land in small or confined places, which could be used to…


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