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1. (WO2018048858) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UNMANNED FLIGHT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/048858    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/050216
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B64C 1/14
B64C 3/38
B64C 3/40
B64C 3/24
B64C 19/02
B64C 39/02
G01C 5/00
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: CANTRELL, Robert L.
THOMPSON, John P.
WINKLE, David C.
ATCHLEY, Michael D.
HIGH, Donald R.
MATTINGLY, Todd D.
O'BRIEN, John J.
SIMON, John F.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UNMANNED FLIGHT
Abstract:
Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for unmanned flight optimization. A system for unmanned flight comprises a set of motors configured to provide locomotion to an unmanned aerial vehicle, a set of wings coupled to a body of the unmanned aerial vehicle via an actuator and configured to move relative to the body of the unmanned aerial vehicle, a sensor system on the unmanned aerial vehicle, and a control circuit. The control circuit being configured to: retrieve a task profile for a task assigned to the unmanned aerial vehicle, cause the set of motors to lift the unmanned aerial vehicle, detect condition parameters based on the sensor system, determine a position for the set of wings based on the task profile and the condition parameters, and cause the actuator to move the set of wings to the wing position while the unmanned aerial vehicle is in flight.