Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense shows off a flying sphere robot (w/ video)
Flying machines are YouTube sensation
(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest YouTube sensation isnt a puppy that dances to Lady Gaga or a kitten that opens beer bottles. By using unmanned aerial vehicles called quadrotors, two Ph.D. candidates at the ...
Micro flying robots can fly more effectively than flies
There is a long held belief among engineers and biologists that micro flying robots that fly like airplanes and helicopters consume much more energy than micro robots that fly like flies. A new study now shows ...
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
Eagle-eyeing researchers design swooping quadrotors with claws (w/ video)
Cyclogyro Flying Robot Improves its Angles of Attack
'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 ...
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.
Swarming robots - enhancing the communication in flying robot systems
(PhysOrg.com) -- Wouldnt it be nice if each household had an electronic helper or if robots could fulfill the tasks that are too dangerous or troublesome for humans? Things that are taken for granted ...
Insect-like flying robots self-recover after crash (w/ Video)
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.
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 ...
The Aeryon Scout gets VideoZoom10x upgrade (w/ video)
NASA 'Smart SPHERES' tested successfully on international space station
(PhysOrg.com) -- In November, a free-flying robot on the International Space Station successfully gathered and delivered motion data to its astronaut handler for the first time via a new smartphone controller. ...