Researchers at Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory are working on creating the SpiderMAV, a drone with a built-in rope gun that shoots out magnetic connectors
The magnets aren’t currently strong enough to withstand a crosswind. Even so, the idea is a solid one.
The SpiderMAV is specifically based on the orb-weaver spider known as Darwin’s bark spider, capable of shooting out 25-foot webs of silk.
Letting a drone hang from a magnetic rope might offer a holding structure with even fewer needs for space.
The idea aims to address stability challenge on airborne objects. See how it works >>>