Uncrashable Rolling Robot Takes To the Skies To Avoid Obstacles

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology have developed a novel take on the rollcage-wrapped flying bot that does more than just protect the rotors during a crash. Its HyTAQ, or Hybrid Terrestrial and Aerial Quadrotor, uses a spinning cylindrical cage that also allows it to simply roll along the ground to… » 11/29/12 9:15am 11/29/12 9:15am