Developed by scientists working in the United States and Switzerland, these tiny FlyCroTug drones can easily pull objects 40 times their own weight. Prompted by nature and taking inspiration from the feet of geckos and the behavior of insects, the scientists equipped the FlyCroTug with 32 tiny metal spikes and the ability to move like wasps. The small size of the drones also provides an amazing advantage as they can easily fit in small spaces and be safely flown close to people.
The FlyCroTug drones represent a new age and huge upgrade in modern drone technology. The ability to carry immense weight in a small package will prove to be impactful to a plethora of industries and the low cost of the drones provides further accessibility.
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