Tiny birdlike claws allow drones to hang in a tree and save power.

When creating the mount, scientists were inspired by the claws of birds, which allow them to be anchored or hung.

on almost any surface. The device consists of several curved legs on hinges, as well as one small mount.

When looking for a place to land a dronescans the space nearby using lidar. Having found a suitable surface, the system compares it with images of the most suitable surfaces from the library.

We have developed a modular and drive designA chassis for rotating wing unmanned aerial vehicles, consisting of an activated capture module and a set of contact modules, which are mounted on curved legs. This modularity has greatly expanded the range of possible designs that can be used for resting compared to bird claws.

Previously, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required all owners of drones to put license plates on them that can be seen from a long distance.