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Flyability wins UAE Drones For Good Award

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09 February 2015



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“Flyability SA is proud to announce that it has won the UAE Drones for Good Award, an international competition with a $1M prize money to reward uses of drones which have a positive impact on humanity.”

Source: www.flyability.com

You’ve probably seen earlier versions of this drone bouncing off furniture and walls, and that’s the point, it bounces off and keeps going.  The gimbal system allows the enclosing cage to rotate freely, and the counterrotating propellers cancel torque.  Steering is accomplished by vectoring thrust from the propellors, using movable vanes.  The net result is a very robust machine, that can be sent into the unknown, like a disaster site, with a high expectation of survival.

Want to learn more about their gimbal system? Check out this post by Flyability co-founder and CTO Adrien Briod: 

Insect-inspired flying robot handles collisions, goes where other robots can’t



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