Drones That Can Land Vertically On A Wall

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For whatever purpose the drone might be used, sometimes there might not be anywhere to land. Except.. on a wall.

vertical landing drone illustration
The idea was first proposed in this white paper by Mark Cutkosky and Alexis Lussier Desbiens of Stanford university in 2008. Since then a number of wall perching drones have actually been made. However they are still not easily attainable by consumers.

drone land on wall

Check out some of the examples I’ve found, they look pretty cool!

This is a prototype built by the people who first proposed the concept. It uses an adhesive to stick to the wall.

This one isn’t so much a drone as a proof of concept for landing on walls. But it does it quite well.

This one is a bit different, it uses sharp claws to hold on to whatever surface it might find. It can land on some walls, but is designed for landing on branches, powerlines, etc..


Johny (John-Erik) Krahbichler is the CEO and main author of Gadgetzz, since 2009. While Mr. Krahbichler's expertise is in consumer electronics, his true passion is science´, and educating the world about the universe we inhabit. Check out the non-profit Scientific Literacy Matters Currently Johny is using his experience from covering trade shows such as the CES, to work with trade show exhibition marketing.

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