The Incredible M4 Drone Robot: A Multi-Modal Marvel
Meet the M4, a revolutionary robot that can fly like a drone, roll, walk, and even tumble. Crafted by some of the brightest minds in technology and engineering, this robot redefines adaptability by adjusting its body for eight different types of movements. But what’s even more impressive? It can decide the best motion for the task at hand, all by itself.
The brainchild of Mory Gharib, the Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering at Caltech, and Alireza Ramezani from Northeastern University, the M4 showcases exceptional locomotion capabilities.
“Our aim was to push the boundaries of robot locomotion by designing a system that showcases extraordinary mobility capabilities with a wide range of distinct locomotion modes. The M4 project successfully achieved these objectives,” notes Ramezani.
This groundbreaking work was recently highlighted in a paper published in Nature…