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What is this drone?
This digging drone has researched by University of Nebraska—Lincoln (UNL). It is an assembling of 2 drones and a parachute. This drone keep a useful distance to locate the spot that is diggable or notspot that is diggable, landing, then verifying that the spot really is diggable. Then it will dig the hole very smoothly with no human efforts put the sensor and fly off.
But why we need this Digging drone?
How does it work?
The system starts on a plane or helicopter, which ejects the entire thing inside of a cylindrical canister. The canister falls for a while, then slows down with a parachute. Once it’s close enough to the ground it pops out, lands and drills a massive hole with a screw drill and leaves the heavy parts to fly home.
Challenges faced while making and using this drone
We all know the versatality of drones, but the challenge of keeping the drone up in the air long enough to succeed on its mission’s tasks? Its not only the batteries which are the part of the concern, but also the Drilling machines that are quite heavy to lift up and requires energy. Flying and digging will consume the majority of that energy. So how it will complete its tasks