Ilhan Bae is a researcher and futurist who has done something pretty amazing. He has put Kubi telepresence robot on top of a DJI S1000 drone. The result is a robotic being that can move its arms, interact with people and fly from place to place. Bae says that “it may look impractical to install heavy robot parts on a light drone, but the benefits of telepresence via a flying drone overwhelm the restricted mobility of telepresence robots strolling indoors.” Robot Drone Man’s ability to fly is what sets him apart!
The biggest challenge for Bae was to keep the robot balanced while it was perched on top of the drone. To read more about how he accomplished this, check out this article.