21 Apr 2017
18:45 - 21:30
APSARA (Aerial Platform Supporting Autonomous Resupply Actions)
APSARA (Aerial Platform Supporting Autonomous Resupply Actions) are biodegradable gliders designed for one-time use in resupply missions in regions with insufficient infrastructure to support other cargo. Made of a mycelium-based material, the APSARAs are designed to flat-pack until needed, capable of 1-10kg payloads and to land accurately yet have a moderate range. One potential use case might be transporting batteries and medical supplies to sites of contagious outbreak, where it may be inadvisable to send human couriers, or in other situations where surface transport is otherwise disrupted.