Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Meet the Loon Coptor, the 1st Air + Surface + Underwater Drone

     This has to be one of, if not the coolest drone on the market at this moment. I wouldn't mind having a human sized Loon Coptor for my own personal pleasure. It sure would be nice to take it out for a spin, maybe take a dive to check out the aquatic life near a coral reef in some tropic local. In the mean time I will settle for the smaller version. Just strap on a under water camera and let the fun commence. 

     Here is a Video of the Loon Copter from the 2016 'Drones for Good Competition.' The Loon Copter was selected as 1 of 10 semifinalist in the international category. The competition had received 1017 entries from 165 countries. 

     The Loon Copter project started in 2014 at Oakland University and is the first multi-rotor drone to successfully demonstrate flight, operation on the surface of water, as well as diving. This is a proof-of-concept prototype and there is still a lot of work to be done. 

     They are looking into extended wireless range underwater, navigation underwater, a redesign of the hull for more efficient diving, payloads for different applications, etc. 

     If you like to support this project, please "like" the Loon Copter on the semifinalists webpage here: http://dronesforgood.ae/semi-finalists#filter=.filter56




SOURCE: E2Rlab on Youtube