A multipurpose modular drone with adjustable arms produced via the FDM additive manufacturing process

  title={A multipurpose modular drone with adjustable arms produced via the FDM additive manufacturing process},
  author={Salvatore Brischetto and Alessandro Ciano and Carlo Giovanni Ferro},
  journal={Curved and Layered Structures},
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  • Andrey V. Khrenov, S. Diane
  • Computer Science
    2021 IEEE Conference of Russian Young Researchers in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ElConRus)
  • 2021
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