This is another example of using civilian drones for smuggling small things in an easy way.




"Our solution is quite simple from a mechanical point of view, but it is very versatile and very autonomous, with onboard perception and control systems," says Davide Falanga, researcher at the University of Zurich.


"The morphing drone can adopt different configurations according to what is needed in the field," says Stefano Mintchev, coauthor and researcher at EPFL.


"The final goal is to give the drone a high-level instruction such as 'enter that building, inspect every room and come back' and let it figure out by itself how to do it," says Falanga.



Researchers at the University of Dayton partnered with Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center have been studying different forms of collisions e.g. nose cone, engine, wings.

DJI Phantom penetrated deeper into the wing and did more damages than the bird.