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See the Drone Modeled After a Maple Tree Seed

Many drone manufacturers are pulling ideas from nature to create a variety unmanned aerial vehicles. Here on the Blaze we’re shown you the quadrotors that swarm like bugs and the hummingbird drone as examples. Lockheed Martin has veered away from the animal kingdom with one of its newer designs and taken inspiration from the seed of a maple tree — you may think of them as those “helicopter” seeds.

Maple seeds that inspired the Samarai drone spin as they fall off the trees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

This screenshot shows Samarai spinning in action from Lockheed Martin's recent YouTube video.

Lockheed announced the successful flight of this drone — the Samarai — last year but has more re

Added: Jul-5-2012 Occurred On: Jul-5-2012
By: aranger45
Tags: Drone, Modeled, After, a, Maple, Tree, Seed
Location: New York, New York, United States (load item map)
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