Self-landing drone invented

Australian scientists have developed the world's first self-landing system for unmanned drones, a report said Friday.

IANS| Updated: Feb 27, 2015, 11:37 AM IST
Self-landing drone invented

Canberra: Australian scientists have developed the world's first self-landing system for unmanned drones, a report said Friday.

The Queensland University's Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) made the breakthrough which will allow the drones and other automatic planes weighing less than 20 kg to identify emergency landing spots and land on their own, Xinhua reported.

ARCAA director Duncan Campbell said it will help the planned operation of unmanned aircraft in disaster recovery efforts.

The researchers had been working on the system for a number of years, he added.

Queensland emergency services plan to use such drones in bushfires, cyclones and other disaster zones.