Flyability Releases The Gimball – A Collision-Proof Drone

Introducing Gimball, The Collision-Tolerant Drone





” Gimball is the world’s first collision-tolerant flying robot capable of remaining stable after collisions, allowing a robust and easy access to places out of reach of current technologies. Gimball uses obstacles to find its way instead of avoiding them, offering a simple solution to a complex problem. This is achieved without complex and error-prone sense-and-avoid techniques, and answers one of the most important needs in the fast-growing flying robotics market.”



” The innovation of Gimball lies in the patented rotating protective frame and flight control algorithms developed during 5 years of research at EPFL in Switzerland. Based on principles of robustness and simplicity, but relying on cutting-edge technology in control and material science, its development was inspired by the behavior of insects, like flies, which easily recover after encountering an obstacle by bouncing and continuing flying undisturbed.”


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