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by   -   August 5, 2014

VertiKUL can carry up to 1kg (~2 lbs) to a distance of 30 km (~18,5 miles) with a single battery charge. It takes off vertically with the help of four propellers, and then, in midair it rotates its nose 90° forward, making the transition from take-off to flying mode.

by ,   -   July 26, 2013

The Deployable Air Land Exploration Robot (DALER) uses its own wings to crawl and roll over a variety of terrains. Using a self-adjusting structure to transform its wings into rotating arms, the robot is able to flip, rotate and navigate its way around and over obstacles on the ground. Sharing the wings across different modes of locomotion reduces the amount of infrastructure and weight the robot must carry, thus improving flight performance. The ability to adapt to a variety of environments is important in search and rescue operations, where both air and ground searching may be required.

by   -   December 23, 2012

Those crazy guys at Mad Lab Industries have put together a multimodal contraption that flies like a hexrotor (because it is one) and walks like a hexapod (because it is also that). In their own words…