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A drone could be configured to be launched out of a window of a building, and to re-enter a
window for landing. This may require it to unfold and refold itself in flight, and/or turn
sideways, if the window is too narrow otherwise. It could use a launch and recovery apparatus
mounted inside the
window. If the window was equipped to open and close automatically,
that would be even better. Now you don't need to go outside to launch and recover your
Note: May not be legal in your jurisdiction, due to rules such as that you must have visual
contact with your drone at all times. :(
N/A [probably before 2012]
Prior art that reminded me to post this
by [beany] [notexactly, Dec 06 2018]
Completely unrelated prior art that I saw earlier today, but that didn't remind me of this, at least consciously, but did remind me of the word "defenestration", which enhanced this idea's title
by [FT] [notexactly, Dec 06 2018]
||I'm disappointed. I was expecting a drone capable of physically removing individuals from building via the nearest available window.