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The Everfly APSARA drone is an origami-like disposable drone made to deliver essential supplies in a humanitarian or disaster situation. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. This Drone is Designed to Save Lives Then Disappear | WIRED
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ROTOR BOSS (1 day ago)
Can i get a job here😂
MR SUPREME GAMING (2 days ago)
1:56 white Snoop Dogg 😂😂😂
gerardo diaz (3 days ago)
Why Just not use parachutes???Attach a parachute to a box With some medicine inside And then just drop a bunch
(3 days ago)
I kinda feel it need flares for this one...
Hob (4 days ago)
this is just an RC plane without an engine, why not just invest $13 per unit and make it re-usable??
HQinternet (5 days ago)
seems more like these girls just want to get some $$$ for sh*t , make it one time use and call it bio-degradable.. just to be able to sell more of them xD what a waste of good cardboardpaper and hotglue.. lol xD aaawh the ingenuity! cardboard and hotglue!!! YEAAH
CRAWL (5 days ago)
*mushroom based material*
AcexSpyder (7 days ago)
Nintendo Labo, but airborne..
Black Messiah (7 days ago)
Oh cool, We'll help you so long as we dont have to actually touch you or talk to you.....hmmmm. And stop always showing Black folks when you show "needy" people, there are 100s of millions of other people in need in the world thank you.
Dieselboy221 (11 days ago)
How are the electronics going to decompose
Brandon Griggs (12 days ago)
Why bother shaping it into a drone if you’re just gonna drop it vertically...
Aayush Jyapu (13 days ago)
What if theres a rain will it stop and get destroyed
actionman935 (16 days ago)
A traditional cargo container by parachute is the standard and practical way.
Andrew Mitchell (17 days ago)
Why not just chute supplies in? So much easier and less complicated
Oshevire Ejiro (17 days ago)
what about rain
Andrew Cook (18 days ago)
this would be great for military use as you can drop food, water and medical supplies to them in the middle of no where. these are really cool.
DrCognitive (18 days ago)
Donald Duck made an airplane out of bread. Worked great until it rained. Kind of the same problem this thing would have. Here's the flaw in the logic behind this thing. It's not the molded plastic of a drone that is so expensive. It's the electronics and power source. You know...the same ones you'll need to put into this. Sorry, but this is a stupid idea.
DAT KILO (18 days ago)
strap warheads onto it and send them to isis
Ylt Sen (19 days ago)
I don't understand the title. Where's the disappearing part?
Lachezar Krastev (20 days ago)
Stupid ... who is paying for this?
Mihai Iordache (20 days ago)
Great ideea. I'm wondering, though, why we haven't seen bio degradable mushroom based cardboard packaging for shipping ?
N337av G#o5h (21 days ago)
privileged hacks who think they are free to waste resources and call it innovation.
joe woodchuck (22 days ago)
I don't have sound. What is the overall purpose? How will it save lives?
Anthony Damon (22 days ago)
Lol that can’t carry any thing with out being out of control. At least increase the wing size and length to generate more lift so It can do that.
Jon B Baca (23 days ago)
Cool that it's biodegradable, but people have been making the same things with dollar store foam board for decades. Check out Flite Test to see all the amazing designs you can make with nothing but hot glue and foam board
Josh Tamargo de Rothschild (24 days ago)
glider? oh yes, it flies like a stone
Casper DÆHLI (26 days ago)
«Im singing in the rain, theres no drones in the rain..!»
jack kennedy (27 days ago)
ok so your telling me "parachutes can hold more cargo", Then why instead of hand making 2000 "shroom material planes" and dropping them out of a cargo plane would you not just drop a "parachute" they even said could hold more? my beliefs *A: this is just an undercover drug deal that's why they would drop 2000 shroom planes and not one big "parachute" oh ya that's also why they are mad of a mushroom like material *B: or America is planting small bombs in these and is dropping these over Isis then when the 7 year old kid gets his band aid the village gets obliterated.
Chris Contact (27 days ago)
Darpa: cheap, disposable and able to carry two pounds of plastic explosive. Drop between one and a couple thousand on a thirty foot circle. Green bombs that are biodegradable.
Cole Cole (28 days ago)
Meanwhile, Autel Evo still not released.
JDS FLYIN CANUCK RC (28 days ago)
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Alpha Bears (28 days ago)
I think the idea is neat however, if you really wanted to save lives, how about beginning by not having the government arm rebels whom fight the legitimate government and not overthrowing governments in which creates loop holes or put in place an even worst dictator. And instead of given food and bottled water, how about teaching those camps and the impoverished countries in sustainable farm practices and sustainable food production. As for water, how about teaching those countries how to save water and consume it only to drink. In a way, the west should start doing all of the above if they want to help and save lives. Something i do not see happening especially with DARPA whom specializes in killing rather than helping.
William Soots (29 days ago)
just a parachute would cost less and be useful to the receiver.
ꯁꯥꯐꯕꯥ ꯁ (29 days ago)
I thougth the drone model disapeared and the project has to stop or restrt again.......by looking at your title.
I hate everything (30 days ago)
Or make it bomb shaped and use a good targeting system to locate them dam survivors
Sam (30 days ago)
Me and my friends used to make these in art class and see whose could fly the farthest
kawafahra (1 month ago)
Electronics on the final product also consist of compostable fungus, but a fast thinking one.
ThatSillyItchyTurian (1 month ago)
Cool
Baelica :P (1 month ago)
I love this! Genious
Thee Adjudicator (1 month ago)
So the card will decompose, but what about the electricals?
Jcsandy Gobot obkkbo (1 month ago)
When that drone dropped in your house its yours now??
baked beans (1 month ago)
What is the advantage of this contraption? Why not drop a parcel with a biodegradable parachute?
Frangulea Robert (1 month ago)
Use a parachute.
robinkhaira1 (1 month ago)
i like how quickly they skipped over the electronics. lol but still a cool idea
Fox Mulder (1 month ago)
don't worry, DARPA who seeded ya, will think of a way of using your toy mated to #gEVEELe algo for #DispositionMatrix #TerrorTuesdays to target some innocent couple's wedding using your drones to quietly glide in below the radar.
J3ST3R5 (1 month ago)
Lets build a more expensive parachute that holds less weight... Great idea.
Kumagai1976 (1 month ago)
what about the electronics, are they bio degradable as well?
miniZergling (1 month ago)
When I think cardboard I think Labo.
Alin Alexandru (1 month ago)
Why not deliver the supplies with helicopters? There's no need for these drones, helicopters already deliver supplies just fine and can also carry much more that the drones.
George Andrews (1 month ago)
A parachute and the cordage would be much more valuable to people trying to survive than a decomposing box. Dropping drone guidance and control systems into areas of conflict would never have bad repercussions right???
Milosz Ostrow (1 month ago)
Nice, but it might make more sense to develop a disposable system that can be released much like a dumb bomb over a target, allowed to free-fall most of the way to minimize wind drift, then deploy a biodegradable parachute just in time to slow the package down for a safe landing.
Javier Hernandez (1 month ago)
What about a tiny parachute like always.
baikai seal (1 month ago)
But the electrons inside the drone is not boo degreadble tho
Trevor Van Zuydam (1 month ago)
not entirely degradable then is it? how about making the flight computer with a cheap android phone. the phone can then be used by the community/person after its served its purpose. hek throw in a solar flex panel for charging said phone.
Ajay legend (1 month ago)
Introducing batteries and circuits in it just destroys its bio-degradable and "cheap-to-produce" goals.
Adrian Ortega (1 month ago)
Nintendo Labo drone?
Brainy's Panorama (1 month ago)
Disposable Drone , Darpa ...... How long before the payload is Explosive? cardboard missiles ..... cheep cheep cheep... and I bet they keep the FN change too......
qwaken (1 month ago)
thats not a drone
Валерия Карреон (1 month ago)
*is an environmentalist* *makes drones out of trees*
Fordman 1991 (1 month ago)
But that box has a few hundred dollars worth of electronics in it, and onece the government gets involved they will be paying thousands on them, I have a family member in the air forces and because they contract everything they pay like 10 bucks for a bolt you can get at a local hardware store for 50 cents.
Leon Greeff (1 month ago)
Why not just use biodegradable parachutes?
Justin (1 month ago)
lame. The technology to deliver stuff remotely is already there. there a couple of beginner level RC enthusiast trying to reinvent the wheel.
Steve Kistler (1 month ago)
How about an EDIBLE drone?
Hospitable Gaming (1 month ago)
Nintendo Labo Toy Con 3: Drone Kit
legend of gamers (1 month ago)
Sooooo mhmhmhmmmm... only CARDBOARD!!😂😂😂😂
Mister Smith (1 month ago)
Why not send REAL drones? Then those poor people could drop bombs on children like USA, wouldn't that be wonderful!
Phil Osophical (1 month ago)
San fransisco needs large amounts of medical and mental health supplies of its own before they reach out to other countries with their communism and statism
Phil Osophical (1 month ago)
Was the cardboard drone delivered in a cardboard box?
The end of time (1 month ago)
You sent airplanes, bomber as many as it needs , but when it comes to save people, you send a disposable drone made with paper, and you call it brilliant idea.
TheGodamnRock TheGodamnRock (1 month ago)
what if it hits someones head?
NoVaKane (1 month ago)
So tech isn't biodegradable?
P watt (1 month ago)
If the goal is a low cost mean to deliver supplies in humanitarian/disaster situation. Why wouldn't they consider a cheap parachute? Also, why use the word "drone" when referring to a cardboard flying wing?
I'm just SAMEER (1 month ago)
The last sentence of the title I read as weird That's why I clicked
NinjaVishan (1 month ago)
2 pounds or cargo.....health supplies....by DARPA......that's funny and stupid its more like 2 pounds of fire power bombs and destruction
jimmi henry (1 month ago)
Huge BS!!!!
BYP rock (1 month ago)
Cool
Luide Mulumba (1 month ago)
Or...you could just fly VTOLs?
Meem Ain (1 month ago)
2017: the fidget spinner era 2018: the cardboard era
Rob Monty (1 month ago)
once they bomb the people with real drones they can send these in after ,and once the people with oil minerals and diamonds under there feet build houses back up the USA can start all over again
Halid K (1 month ago)
Doesn’t even do 4k. Pos
sirhilsam (1 month ago)
Brilliant! So many +ve uses for this at a cheap cost. See! Human beings CAN do good when they really WANT to.
Vishnu Prasad (1 month ago)
more than the drone i like the chubby..
i cry when i wii (1 month ago)
Anybody else see the "RATSHIT STRAP" bottom left corner :)
Jaspreet Singh (1 month ago)
Parachutes are better options .
Kamikaze Yamamoto (1 month ago)
Make it out of hemp. Whoever finds it can smoke it. Win!
Danny Boy (1 month ago)
The end result is the one that talks.
Achmed Tangiev (1 month ago)
nice grills
Jeff Lucas Astrophotographer (1 month ago)
Just use a troop glider as they did in WWII to cross the English channel to deliver supplies.
WOONABA (1 month ago)
So I can attach a bomb to it
kareszt (1 month ago)
LMFAO I thrashed the crap out of them. Hey Darpa - wanna build a UFO - BIG TEXAN PROPERTY FIRST.
According To Honda (1 month ago)
wut? parachute?? never mind.
TJack Survival (1 month ago)
Sounds cool. Hopefully this isn't a solution looking for a problem.
Captain Hecker (1 month ago)
Unless the entire thing is super cheap and there's no electronics to be left behind it's pointless, you may as well use an actual drone that can carry more with precision.
Charles Bareng (1 month ago)
“Before I die, take this, it’ll help you survive”
dragonpug 1 (1 month ago)
Already been done
ShadowHunter120 (1 month ago)
Its a start, and still in prototype stages. Biodegradable electronics are not exactly a thing yet, but at least they use as little as possible.
ShadowHunter120 (1 month ago)
Why not just fit a mini paraglider parachute on a box with some simpler mechanisms that just adjust the chute.
Blazinhorsepower (1 month ago)
1. So any cargo plane turns into the arsenal bird. 2. I want one. Is there cameras?
BREWPLANES (1 month ago)
I make them out of Oreos so they can be eaten and power them with small Arc reactors.
Fabio Raw (1 month ago)
Humanitary purpose...become militar drone...kill people