For my current project, I invented some cool drone aircraft. Then reality went and invented something even cooler.
I refer to the Maveric UAS, made by Prioria Robotics. This little drone can be carried by a single person, folded up in a six-inch tube, then thrown in the air to see what's over the next hill. The drone can have a human operator, or operate on its own via GPS, and can carry two video cameras.
Capitalizing on advanced composite materials and patented technology, Maveric’s bendable-wings allow for the unparalleled ability to store a fully-assembled airframe in a six inch tube. Designed as the first smart customizable UAV, Maveric utilizes Prioria’s proprietary processing platform, Merlin®, to enable image processing and vision-based control to be performed on-board and, in general, aims to reduce reliance on ground station communication. This unique airframe design, combined with Prioria’s proprietary Merlin® gives Maveric the ability to fly in more complex environments and perform more effectively in those environments.
Or, to put it in words anyone can understand . . . Oooh. Shiny.
Here's a video of a guy taking his Maveric for a stroll.
Guess I'll have to go back into my head and invent something even cooler.
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