I was thinking about how much I hate roaching blades and what would happen had the machine his someone or something living. Could we make the blades conductive and put in a device that measured for conductivity in the event something touched it ( like a fleshy body) : so it would cut the power asap? I doubt this has been explored.
Perhaps we could used regenerative braking on the motors?
I was thinking of putting a clutching mechanism but I think that would be overkill.
I know we will have sonar soon enough and Lidar based object recognition with machine learning, but this seems like it could be a life saver on bigger drones?
Just a thought.