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Tombo Propellers: Deformable Drone Propellers Inspired by Dragonfly Wings

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Drones are getting smarter at avoiding collisions but they can still happen, so that still poses a danger to humans and drones themselves. Tombo Propellers are biomimetic drone propellers inspired by the flexibility and resilience of dragonfly wings. As the researchers explain:

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The results show that the maximum collision force generated by the proposed Tombo propeller is less than two-thirds that of a traditional rigid propeller

This video from HO lab shows these propellers in action. You can read the paper here.

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