Paper planes aren’t just for passing secret notes across the classroom anymore. Now, they can even save lives.
Otherlab, an engineering research and development lab based in San Francisco, has created the world’s most advanced industrial paper airplanes. The paper gliders look almost like stealth fighters, capable of carrying more than two pounds of supplies like blood and vaccines to those in need.
And they could totally transform humanitarian aid for people in remote regions.
The project is part of Otherlab’s Aerial Platform Supporting Autonomous Resupply Actions (APSARA) system, which uses computational design to create low-cost aerial supply vehicles. Read more…