Sunday, December 9, 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense's DARPA arm is developing a drone that can deliver and precisely position a payload for deployment.

It can hover in place, much like a Harrier jet, and can fly like standard UAVs. What makes this drone even more special is its "precise autonomous payload placement."

"A special robotic arm was designed with the capability of carrying up to one pound," the agency said in a statement. The "precision emplacement technology demonstration paves the way for precise long-range delivery of small payloads into difficult-to-reach environments."