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Darpa test helicopter lands with insect-like robot legs

The Pentagon's research unit is funding the development of robotic legs for helicopters.

Darpa has released footage showing a test version of the landing gear attached to a remote-controlled aircraft.

It hopes the machinery will one day be capable of allowing manned flights to land on uneven rubble-strewn terrain and moving surfaces.

Work continues on the project at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • 16 Sep 2015
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