The good folks at EPFL have a folding drone that unfurls in a fraction of a second. Check out the story along with a video.

Engineering teams around the world are putting significant time, effort and research dollars into the idea of using aerial drones in disaster relief scenarios. It makes a lot of sense: Drones are able to fly into dangerous or inaccessible locations and — outfitted with cameras and communications gear — can provide reconnaissance imagery of a disaster site or even make initial contact with survivors.

One of the impediments to deploying drones, however, is that they tend to be unwieldy in terms of transport and launch. A new project underway in Europe hopes to solve this issue by way of a pocket-sized, fold-up drone that’s easy to transport and can self-deploy in seconds.

Full article here EPFL Folding Drone

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Comment by Damian McKay Earl ll on May 18, 2015 at 3:41pm

this is the coolest Drone I have seen yet! amazing!

D M Earl ll

Comment by Laurent Eschenauer on May 19, 2015 at 11:31am

The teams at EPFL are amazing and keep on producing great innovations in this space. The video is encouraging and shows that a concept like Nixie is not that un-realistic in the future.


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