If Spiderman And a Drone Had a Baby, The Drone Catcher Would Be It
Irresponsible and ill-intentioned drone operators continue to pose safety and security hazards, and researchers continue to develop inventive ways of taking out the rogue devices.
The Drone Catcher is not the first anti-drone solution nor the first anti-drone drone, but it’s definitely the closest one to possessing superhero capabilities.
Developed by Michigan Tech’s HIRo Lab (Human-Interactive Robotics), the Drone Catcher fires a net at other drones and catches them mid-air.
The Drone Catcher system is a patent-pending proof of concept prototype intended to “intercept and physically remove the intruding multi-rotor drones from the protected areas,” HIRo Lab wrote on YouTube.
According to Michigan Tech, Mo Rastgaaran, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University, came up with the idea when he was watching World Cup soccer and heard there were s …
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