This project is solving the ZERO GEE Bee – Your Friendly Neighborhood Drone challenge. Description
Project aims to achieve to produce a drone with ability to work even in airless (or any other gas) environment and to be able to move around the facility in efficient and adaptable way. We plan to do this by having a hand like structure at the end of each of the limbs of drone. This way, drone will be able to catch, and hold itself docked to a point or even to move itself around by grabbing and releasing these "docking" points. Even without these "hooking" or "grabbing" points, we plan to be able to attach limbs of drone/walker with vacuum producing points. That way we will reach high level of adaptability to any kind of environment. By moving limbs, we also plan to produce more efficient means of transportation and manoeuvrability. With internally placed trans-receiver sensors we also plan to solve drone's awareness of where it is and what it's mission is. This we plan to do with multilateration algorithms.
License: Academic Free License 3.0 (AFL-3.0)
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/aleksandarbozic/nasa_space_apps_2015
Promotional video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc3HosYOPOk
Robotic hand - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2433