Nice article from The Engineer about Ben Kardoosh’s drone claw:
The Mantis Drone Claw is the brainchild of Ben Kardoosh, who recently completed his mechanical engineering degree at Sheffiled Hallam University. The device is designed to attach to a quadcopter, and uses five independent talons to grab hold of objects, with gravity aiding the mechanism.
“It requires no electrical actuation and no power source,” Ben says. “The claw is a highly efficient lightened structure, made from high-strength aluminium alloy, with self-lubricating nylon joints, suspended from a practically unbreakable Kevlar cord. The whole thing weighs less than 20 grammes.”
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