Drones are going to do many things for us in the future, including collecting DNA samples in nature for research. This video shows an aerial robot that lands on tree branches to collect samples. It has a force sensing cage and haptic-based control.
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Drone-assisted collection of environmental DNA from tree branches for biodiversity monitoring - M 1
This drone can land on a variety of branches between 1 and 10^3 Newton/meter without prior knowledge of structural stiffness.
[HT: Environmental Robotics Lab]
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