OTHex: the first Flying Assistant with Multi-directional Thrust

This video shows three experiments with the the new OTHex platform developed by us at LAAS-CNRS. The OTHex is a multi-directional thrust hexarotor with a simple arm that is able to assist in lifting and transporting long bars.

Details on the method are given in this paper [1]


  1. N. Staub, Bicego, D., Sablé, Q., Arellano-Quintana, V., Mishra, S., and Franchi, A., Towards a Flying Assistant Paradigm: the OTHex, in 2018 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, Australia, 2018, pp. 6997-7002.