Prodrone: A Drone With Arms That Can Carry Up To 44 lbs
Date Published: 09/15/2016 7:57 AM (Updated: 04/25/2017 8:00 PM)
I think it's safe to say that we've reached the future. Whenever someone thinks of the future, the very first thought everyone has is flying robots with arms, and here we are. Made by the Japanese company ProDrone, the futuristic drone named PD6B-AW-ARM features 2 robotic arms that protrude from the bottom from the drone which are controllable through the drones remote control.
With 7 total rotors, the drone with arms can carry up to a 44 lb payload, with such uses for the drone being to drop life saving buoys in bodies of water, retrieving hazardous materials, cutting high-up cables, or performing various operations at high altitudes, over long distances, or just in places with rigorous terrains that would be too dangerous or time consuming for a human to go through.
The flying drone with 2 arms is all-weather capable and able to fly in pretty much any type of rain or wind, is powered by a 16,000 mAh battery that offers a flight time of up to 30 minutes, has a propeller diameter of 27 inches, has a maximum speed of 37 mph, and measures 51 inches tall x 57 inches long.
ProDrone has yet to release a date when the "armed" robot drone will be available or a price for the drone.
Check out the ProDone robot arms drone in action via the video below.