The Grasp Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania developed a quadcopter with a robotic arm, that is able to “grasp”, like an eagle does.
The grasping action was successfully tested to a speed up to 3 m/s (7,2 Km/h).
Considering this is now done with a flying robot, the achievement is quite impressive. And in a way, possibly scary. Will we see a world with big multirotors grasping the “bad guys” from the streets? Well, at least not until the FAA have sorted out an appropriate regulation for commercial civilian flights 🙂
The following video was actually posted on February 7 2013 and no other updates have been available on the channel since then.
The age of machines is coming closer, make sure you have the red pill ready, or maybe…