In the past few years, we have covered a whole host of nature inspired robots and drones here. SNAG is another interesting project inspired by birds that enables drones to grasp and perch on complex surfaces. It is a robotic leg and end effector that enables drones to catch objects in the air.
SNAG’s foot and leg system enables aerial robots to take off and land on complex natural surfaces It can also capture prey-like objects in flight like peregrine falcons.
[HT: W. R. T. RODERICK, D. LENTINK, M. R. CUTKOSKY]