Israeli engineers have created a hybrid wheeled robot and quadrocopter

Scientists are not the first to try to create a robot that could move on tracks or wheels, but with

This quickly fly from place to place. This allows you to make a robot with universal maneuverability, as well as to increase the possibility of cargo transportation of various types.

The device consists of three parts - central, wherethere are a battery and a board for controlling the device, as well as two side panels - electric motors for rotating wheels or screws are embedded in them. The robot can change the angles between these side parts. This allows you to switch between wheels and screws depending on the type of task.

Technical features of the device is not yetare revealed. It is only known that the drone can carry on itself cargoes weighing 400 g. In addition, it can change the types of movement almost instantly. The video shows how, after the flight, the robot immediately starts to go, without switching between the types of movement.


Recently, American developers from AeroVironment and Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems have announced that they are developing a launch system for groups of small UAVs from large drones.