This will help to deliver provisions to hard-to-reach areas during rescue operations.
Scientists from the University of Electrical Communications in Japan and the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne are developing drones with edible parts. It is reported by Nikkai Asia.
According to scientists, this will help deliver provisions to hard-to-reach areas during rescue operations.
Researchers have developed a working prototype of a flying drone that is half made from edible materials. The wings of the robot are made of rice crackers with gelatin. Their span is 700 millimeters. In addition, the drone is capable of carrying 80 grams of water and moving at a speed of 10 meters per second.
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Scientists plan to develop devices in which about 75% of the parts will consist of edible elements. Thus, the drone will be able to deliver twice as much food.
In addition, scientists want to create similar robots for industrial production, where there is a high probability of metal particles getting into the final products. The researchers suggest replacing the manipulators with gelatin ones.