Robots

This Solar-Powered Drone Acts Like A Duck

Jun 05, 2017 at 8:13 PM ET

A new solar-powered drone has taken its inspiration from a duck. The SUWAVE, the Sherbrooke University Water-Air Vehicle, can take off and land in a body of water, and can even flip itself if it lands upside down. The fixed wing drone recharges using solar panels built into its wings, and can take off again with the use of a hinged propeller.