Bird-like robot perches on a human hand (w/ Video)
Insect-like flying robots self-recover after crash (w/ Video)
Cyclogyro Flying Robot Improves its Angles of Attack
Gimball: A crash-happy flying robot (w/ Video)
Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the ...
Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones
Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume, often flying hundreds of meters to do so. Two strategies are involved to accomplish this: males must find the outer envelope ...
Fly-catching robot expands the scope of biomedical research
Since the early 20th century, an unheralded star of genetics research has been a small and essentially very annoying creature: the fruit fly.
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
Micro helicopters leave the nest
Within the framework of the EU project sFly, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new type of flying robot that can be navigated using only on-board cameras and a miniature computer. The micro helicopters ...
'Green Brain' project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain
Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are embarking on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain in a bid to advance our understanding of Artificial Intelligence ...
Drone delivers beer not bombs at S.Africa music festival
Revellers at a South African outdoor rock festival no longer need to queue to slake their thirst—a flying robot will drop them beer by parachute.
DALER project shows a walking flying robot (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —At the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems we are developing a novel flying platform which has the ability to move on the ground by using its wings only. Using the wings as whegs to move on rough ...
Smart as a bird: Flying robot avoids obstacles
(Phys.org)—Cornell researchers have created an autonomous flying robot that is as smart as a bird when it comes to maneuvering around obstacles.
Japan security firm to offer private drone
A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.