A Batty RC Walking Wing
The DALER (Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot) uses adaptive morphology inspired by bats to move about on the ground once it lands. The DALER uses “a foldable skeleton mechanism covered with a soft fabric” to change its shape and enable it to crawl across the ground, after a fashion.
Researchers hope a future version of the DALER can help locate victims after a disaster. To speed up rescue efforts by directing human teams to victims in a disaster zone, such as a damaged building.