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Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, we talk to the doctoral assistant behind the cargo-carrying and collapsible PackDrone.

A PackDrone may sound ominous, but it’s actually safer than most thanks to the work of Swiss-based doctoral assistant Przemyslaw Mariusz Kornatowski. Inspired to create a drone that could be deployed in search and rescue missions to deliver food, water and first aid to those trapped, its collapsible, cage-like structure ensures the ultimate in safety and portability. We caught up with Kornatowski to discover how he made the leap from paper crane to origami drone, and where the tech may take us.

The key driver for Kornatowski was to build a drone that would be safe flying in proximity to people while delivering parcels. But not just any parcels, he had a distinct purpose in mind.

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