Drone with Legs Can Perch On Branch

A drone with kestrel-like legs can swoop and perch on a telephone wire or fence where it will then rest, spying on passers-by. The drone perches in an upright position with a powerful gripping action from an electric motor. Its claws are extremely sharp so that its grip is difficult to break. The perching legs can waddle short distances, so the drone can explore indoor spaces. Bhargav Gajjar designed the legs as an add-on for small US Air Force drones. Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24951