This Weird Drone Has Robotic Arms and Scary Vulture Claws

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 2:50PM
Robotics
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 2:50PM
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This looks like a high-tech version of a claw machine (or that Grizzyl drone from Parks and Rec). This drone from Prodrone Co. has two robotic arms that can clutch and deliver objects, giving it the capability to carry away your small dog like a vulture, among other things.


The drone is called the PD6B-AW, and it's a large-format drone that can fly with a maximum of 20kg payload (seriously, small dog). According to the company's website, it can also withstand most weather conditions, and can fly at 60km/hr for 10-30 minutes, making it ideal for carrying video cameras for movie, commercial, and TV shooting.

The new model, called the PD6B-AW-ARM, was unveiled at the InterDrone conference on September 7-9. True to its name, it adds the two arms into the mix, which makes the drone possibly the most dexterous we've ever seen. The new feature adds the possibility of delivering life vests or other similar rescue items.
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