The Hybrid Drone which can Fly and drive

Flying Star , Developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel is a drone which can fly and drive like a quadcopter.

The Flying Star is a experimental robot which can drive and fly over obstacles and run underneath them. The robot is able to transform its movement from a flying quadcopter to a car-like robot by adjusting its sprawl from a flat configuration to 55 degrees. This allows the robot drone to climb over obstacles and up closely-space walls, as well as squeeze through narrow spaces such as tunnels and pipes.

Prof. David Zarrouk, senior lecturer in BGU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, commented: “We plan to develop larger and smaller versions to expand this family of sprawling robots for different applications, as well as algorithms that will help exploit speed and cost of transport for these flying/driving robots.”

Here ‘s a video which shows the robot from flying as a drone to turning into a car.