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11/16/2013

Multi-modal vehicle

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    The multi-modal vehicle concept drone can fly, swim and hop through various terrains by shedding and transforming parts of itself as needed.
    The transforming drone will travel by land, sea and air either under the control of a remote operator or semi-autonomously. As it adjusts itself to the conditions, the wings will become fins for underwater travel, for example, and then swapped for wheels for on-land travel.
    Currently, carrying out a drone mission on such different terrains require a great deal of coordinating and careful planning to ensure all the vehicles arrive in the correct location at the right time. The multi-modal vehicle will eliminate that complexity because the drone will be modular and work off a single interface.
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