Researchers are able to build increasingly complex flying robots are being given arms and claws so they can grab and place things. This clip shows an aerial grasping drone created by researchers at University of Twente, in the Netherlands. This robot grabs an orange ball with its gripper while it is airborne.
Nina Sen is a frequent contributor to Live Science’s Life’s Little Mysteries series: an exploration and explanation of our world’s phenomena, both natural and man-made. She also writes astronomy photo stories for Live Science's sister site Space.com.