Breakaway drones are safe and damage-proof

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As drone use continues to expand in close proximity to people and buildings, safety concerns are growing. After receiving a bad cut from a drone, Tobin Fisher, co-founder of Vantage Robotics set out to develop Snap, a safety-first consumer drone. Beginning with small, lightweight specs, Snap features a number of built-in safety mechanisms. The Formula 1 inspired "MagConnect" architecture sees the propellors attach to the main body via magnets, so if the drone flies into an object, it will separate on impact. The mechanics of this design reduce the overall force of impacts, both protecting the drone and whatever object…

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