It is all about convergence technology these days, and the CRACUNS drone does not disappoint. Why do we say so? Well, it will work well in the air as well as in the sea, now how about that for versatility?


CRACUNS is an acronym for stands for Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System, where it is “a submersible UAV that can be launched from a fixed position underwater, or from an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV).” Interesting – a drone that is launched from another drone, now how about that for robots taking over different aspects of life?

Well, drone technology has certainly jumped by leaps and bounds in recent times, where we have seen the likes of the Loon Copter that flies, floats, and dives, as well as hybrid blimp drones that are soft and will not hurt anyone, or a water-strider like drone that skips across water in a modern day miracle.

The Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins are the ones behind the CRACUNS, where it has been specially developed to respond to different kind of sponsor challenges, and this is made possible thanks to a lightweight, submersible, composite airframe which can resist deep water pressure and yet fly when in the air. [Press Release]

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