SAW: Samara Autorotating Wings
Designer: Singapore University of Technology & Design (Foong Shaohui, Soh Gim Song, Shane Kyi Hla Win, Luke Thura Soe Win and Danial Sufiyan bin Shaiful)
Project type: Product
This device, inspired by maple seeds, is designed to free-fall from an aircraft or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and steer itself towards a target destination, while carrying a small payload. It is ideal for surveillance missions and data collection operations. In disasters like oil spills and forest fires, it can be deployed to monitor the situation or deliver emergency medical supplies.