S-MAD drone lands on the wall like a bird
S-MAD is special drone from Createk Design Lab , inspired by natural predispositions of birds, that can generate upward thrust to land on the wall and take off from the wall.
Sherbrooke’s Multimodal Autonomous Drone in short S-MAD can also land on the wall and not because it has glue to stick to it 🙂 The S-MAD drone uses a thrust-assisted pitch-up maneuver to slow down rapidly before touchdown. S-MAD detect the wall , thanks special sensors on the board and change the position from horizontal to vertical using feedback control and slowly land on the wall.
S-MAD is perfect drone for building inspections or monitoring , but for many is the triumph of technology and science over gravity. Really awesome drone.