My reaction would be no, a question that wants a paper falls simultaneously under:
- Life question - "Questions about choosing how to spend your time (what book to read, which class to take, what robotics project to construct, what career to pursue, etc.)" - I take the "What book to read" to also include what paper to read.
- Primarily opinion based - Per your question, any paper about quadrotor landings is acceptable. How, then, would you choose which answer to accept?
The last one is the key for me, I think. My interpretation of an acceptable question for this site (Stack Exchange) is that they have a correct answer. If there is no one correct answer, then the question is really a poll or request for advice and should be asked in chat.
Another big factor is from the Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping post, at the end:
If I had to summarize our network in a single word, that word is "learning". People come to our sites to learn about topics they are passionate about.
If the answer to your question is a one-line answer with just a link, is that a good answer? Would a good question provoke such an answer?
Regarding the other question, when I search "quadrotors landing on platforms", the first link is to a research paper on the topic. I'm not sure what difficulty you're having in trying to find papers on the topic, but this goes along with the spirit of the shopping post - instead of asking, "Please find me research papers on ____?" you could ask, "How do I perform a literature review?" or again, come to chat and ask.
So, to summarize, I think a question like that would attract a bunch of one-liner answers that are only links. Given a plethora of links, there's no real criteria to pick an objectively "correct" answer.