EPFL Lab's Delivery Drone Can Be Folded When Not in Use

 - Sep 14, 2017
References: lis.epfl.ch & newatlas
Methods of aerial delivery offer numerous advantages, however, the protective cages that enclose the parcel-carrying drones are often bulky and difficult to maneuver, which is why the EPFL laboratory created an origami-inspired delivery drone that can be folded when it's not in use.

Drones need to be larger in order to safely carry larger parcels -- a concept that poses a problem when considering realistic storage options. To combat this, EPFL's drone can be neatly folded, freeing up valuable space when not in the air. When in motion, the strong, but flexible carbon fiber cage serves as a protective shield, ensuring a package gets from point A to point B, regardless of the terrain.