AirBurr – a robot equipped with “Active Recovery System” technology is designed by researchers from a Swiss Federal Institute of Technology named EPFL. The insects way of moving inspired the researchers to build AirBurr. The robot can fly and can pick itself back up after crashing into surrounding objects.
The “Active Recovery System” technology enables AirBurr – withstand collisions, relaunch and continue flying. The aim behind the AirBurr development is to explore hard-to-reach places – caves and collapsed mines.
Project leader Adam Klaptocz said, “We try to take inspiration from nature to build robots that are better adapted to navigate in the real world that we have around us, and not just the laboratory environment.”