Meet the fly-drive drone

Possible commercial uses are package deliveries since it can quickly fly to a target zone and then drive using its wheels safely and quietly to reach the recipient's doorstep. FSTAR can also be used for search and rescue applications as it can fly over various obstacles and crawl between or underneath cracks where a regular drone cannot fly. The robot can also be used in agriculture, maintenance, cleaning, filming, and entertainment, as well as law enforcement and anti-terrorist applications.

Meet the fly-drive drone

Israeli prototype has several forms of locomotion but one set of motors.

Sun 26 May 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Drone can transform into a tiny car to to slide under small gaps

A shape-shifting drone can switch between flying and driving to fit through small gaps or get past rough terrain

Wed 22 May 19 from Newscientist

Researchers develop new flying / driving robot

The first experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors, has been developed by Ben-Gurion University ...

Mon 20 May 19 from TechXplore

This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms

There's great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms either fly or creep along the ground. Not the "Flying ...

Mon 20 May 19 from TechCrunch

New flying/driving robot developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Possible commercial uses are package deliveries since it can quickly fly to a target zone and then drive using its wheels safely and quietly to reach the recipient's doorstep. FSTAR can also ...

Mon 20 May 19 from Eurekalert

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