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Alicia-Marie Kodis’s insight:
This article talks about the fact that drones currently only stay in the air for about 30 minutes. The researchers used birds as their inspiration for how to fix this problem. They made the drones have four claws that allow the drone to perch on a branch or pole and then they will turn off their engines until they are ready to move again. Aside from perching they can rest on structures. This resting period means that only two out of four of the rotors are turned on using up the battery life of the drone. The claw system makes the system have a battery life that lasts longer but it does add additional weight to the drone.

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