"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.