Flying robot uses luck to bounce around obstacles

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This cool little fly like robot could provide a very cheap way of sending drones into emergency or risky areas. The designers have noted that by bouncing off obsitacles similar to a fly against a window, the drone could navigate itself around and between two points.

The device can choose it’s direction and correct itself to end up at a certain point based on basic compass bearings but uses not collision avoidance software to avoid any obstacles, instead it simply bounces off them then corrects its path and flys on to it’s destination.

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via This Sensorless Flying Robot Is Like A Drunken Speeder Bike Orb | Gizmodo Australia.

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