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Technology'Flying fish’ drone actually explodes out of the water

11:06  13 september  2019
11:06  13 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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The drone contains calcium carbide powder. When mixed with water , the drone creates acetylene gas, which then gets funneled into a combustion chamber The AquaMAV can fly up to 26 meters in the air, and creates so much force it can even propel itself out of choppy waters . Scientists believe it can

A " flying fish " robot that can burst out of the water and into flight has been developed in the hope it can assist in the event of an environmental disaster. The bio-inspired device which uses a simple combustion system that pushes water out as a jet and propels the robot up to 26 metres through the

Drones that can both swim and fly are no longer in the distant future. Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Lab built a concept for multimodal swimming robot it calls AquaMAV that can jump out of water. The scientists behind AquaMAV presented their findings in a paper published this week in Science Robotics.

'Flying fish’ drone actually explodes out of the water

According to IEE Spectrum, the AquaMAV combines combustible power and water in order to propel itself. The drone contains calcium carbide powder. When mixed with water, the drone creates acetylene gas, which then gets funneled into a combustion chamber along with air and water. When ignited, the mixture then explodes, forcing the water out of the combustion chamber and propelling the drone into air.

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The days of knocking an annoying drone out of the air with a precisely thrown rock might soon be over. Researchers at the University of Zurich have upgraded a drone with a special camera that can quickly spot approaching obstacles, allowing the ' Flying fish ’ drone actually explodes out of the water .

Flying fish drone - The Aerial Robotics Lab at Imperial College London has created a flying fish drone titled the ‘AquaMAV.’ The flying fish drone is a swimming robot that is also able to jump out of the water . The researchers that created the AquaMAV published the relevant findings in a paper

The AquaMAV can fly up to 26 meters in the air, and creates so much force it can even propel itself out of choppy waters. Scientists believe it can be used to collect water samples during natural disasters such as floods or to monitor ocean pollution. You can watch the AquaMAV in action in the video below.

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