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Recently, researchers demonstrated an anemometer that utilises solid materials that help to significantly reduce drag while simultaneously reducing energy consumption and improving performance. What challenges does wind present to autonomous drone systems, what did the researchers demonstrate, and how does this illustrate the importance of solid-state devices?

What challenges does wind present to autonomous drone systems?

Drone technology has come exceptionally far in a very short amount of time, thanks to the advances made in microcontrollers, battery, and material technologies. One design, in particular, that has helped the drone industry is the quadcopter, as it allows for vertical take-off and stationary capabilities and is very adaptable in different conditions. 

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