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ModQuad – A Flying Modular Structure That Self-Assembles in Midair

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Modular Robotics Lab (ModLab) introduce ModQuad – a flying modular robotic structure that can self-assemble in midair and cooperatively fly.

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We introduce ModQuad, a novel flying modular robotic structure that is able to self-assemble in midair and cooperatively fly.

The structure is composed by agile flying modules that can easily move in a three dimensional environment.

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The module is based on a quadrotor platform within a cuboid frame which allows it to attach to other modules by matching vertical faces.Using this mechanism, a ModQuad swarm is able to rapidly assemble flying structures in midair using the robot bodies as building units.