Cleo Robotics Endows Their Dronut X1 Drone With 360-Degree Protection
From military applications to recreational, drones are now as ubiquitous as any remote-controlled toy. Almost every manufacturer has settled for the quadcopter configuration for a lot of reasons. This hardly changed over the years. Even with bumpers and guards, the propellers are still prone to damage, which is why Cleo Robotics engineered the Dronut X1.
The design looks like something taken from a sci-fi movie. Moreover, it matches the name appropriately given the “doughnut-esque” shape of the upper shell. With concerns about physical hazards as the top priority, the Dronut X1 aims to be the most robust drone ever.
Its bi-rotor system might not be new, but it is the first of its kind to fully enclose its flight systems in a protective shell. So far, we’ve seen similar attempts in toys that feature plastic or metal cages, but hard hits can still damage its moving parts. Thus, Cleo Robotics goes for 360-degree safety.
Weighing only 15.5 ounces and measuring 6.5 x 4 inches,…