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This dragon drone is the stuff of techno nightmares

This dragon drone is the stuff of techno nightmares

University of Tokyo researchers have created a “dragon drone” that is capable of flying and changing shape mid-flight. The drone is modeled after traditional dragon kites and made of interlinked smaller drones. And yep, “dragon” is actually an acronym for “Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON.” The drone’s ability to fly and change shape isn’t just for kicks. Its shape-shifting abilities allow the drone to squeeze through small openings. It’s thought the drone could have uses in industrial and search and rescue settings.

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