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Insect Inspired Flexible Drone Survives Drops

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Drones can always malfunction and drop to the ground or crash. How would you go about making them more resilient? This video from NCCR Robotics demonstrates a drone with a flexible external frame that is held in place using magnets. The frame deforms easily, so in case of a crash, it can protect the important parts of a multicopter.

This video shows how such a drone can survive a crash and drop.

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