The innovation lies in the active nature of the solution. While compensating movements of swell, the arm just accompany the drone on its trajectory to capture. The trade-off between precision and dynamics on a large workspace is crucial, as well as the capacity of the gripper to absorb the energy of berthing. The arm is also capable of performing a movement of shake to launch the drone.
YAKA, pushing the conditions of use of drones to fixed wings, opens up significant prospects for perception and action remotely.
The possible applications are many:
- Military (defence capability requirements: monitor, acquire, recognize, educate)
- Civil (work inspection, search and rescue missions, fishing).
The L & R YAKA project is partially funded by the DGA in the context of the RAPID device. the project is carried by SITIA and produced in partnership with ONERA.