This is certainly a first and expands the general flying purposes of a drone. Researchers at the Universtity of Tokyo have programmed this impressive drone (quadcopter) to self balance verticaly and actually roll like a wheel. Among varying other impressive tricks such as floating on water and dropping lifebelts, their ‘air and land’ vehicle truly […]
More information and related publications can be found on the project website: Researchers Involved: Federico Augugliaro, Ammar Mirjan, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, and Raffaello D’Andrea Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich, Switzerland ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena.