Unique drone just know how to fly ... swim

This special drone model will completely change the notion of some people that drones can only be mastered in the air.

Recently University. Rutgers, USA invented a special drone model that can fly in the air and easily turn into a diving device immediately after plunging into the water.

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Drones are flying, diving is the result of funding up to 618,000 USD of the US Naval Research Office.

According to The Next Web, the invention is the result of a grant of up to $ 618,000 by the US Naval Research Office. The special drone model called Naviator promises to be used in scouting operations both in the air and in the water of the US Navy.

Marco Maia, a Ph.D. student at Rutgers who is working on a research project, said: " Submarines can launch everything into the water environment but they cannot return. It only performs one mission. One set flying can also be launched from the air and can be submerged underwater but then they are always underwater and cannot be returned. This device can solve all these problems. "

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The Drone Naviator also has potential for patrol and rescue applications.

The potential of this device makes the Naval Research Office very interested, according to Professor Javier Diez of the Department of Aviation Engineering and Engineering. Rutgers:

"They bring a lot of applications. You can use this drone to check the ship, or observe the bridge to quickly decide whether to call a repairman. If an oil spill occurs, you can use it. This is to observe the extent and depth of the oil spill ".

In addition, Naviator also has the potential to be used for patrol and rescue applications, and can even be used to identify oil fields deep in the sea with high accuracy and low cost.


The drone Naviator test video can fly in the air and dive underwater.

According to Dailymail, the current model integrates the controller with connecting wires, because normal radio signals will not be able to pass through water. Therefore, researchers are developing more ways to control wirelessly with sound pulses. According to Diez, even then Naviator will be adding more sensors including cameras and sonar detectors.

It is expected that researchers will put Naviator into trial in the summer.

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