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February 21, 2017
Inspired by sea birds and flying fish, this aquatic micro aerial vehicle - AquaMAV - is a unique robot that can fold its wings to dive into water from the air. Once submerged it records data and collects water samples. A high-pressure water jet then thrusts it back into the air to continue flying. AquaMAVs are more efficient than other drones because they do not need to hover above the water when collecting data and can land anywhere.Hennah, Exhibitions Developer, Science Museum
Mirko Kovac is Director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London.
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