SpiderMAV Drone Shoots Webs for Perching and Stabilization


At IROS last week, researchers from Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory, led by Mirko Kovac, presented SpiderMAV, a drone equipped with Spider-Man-style web shooters to help it create stable perches wherever it needs to. SpiderMAV was inspired by a kind of orb-weaver spider known as Darwin’s bark spider, which can spin 25-meter long webs out of silk that’s twice […]

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