Human-powered helicopter wins Sikorsky prize
A Canadian-built helicopter that is powered by a human riding a bicycle has become the first winner of a decades-old $250,000 engineering prize, the US awarder said Friday.
Helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought (w/ Video)
A remote controlled helicopter has been flown through a series of hoops around a college gymnasium in Minnesota. It sounds like your everyday student project; however, there is one caveat… the helicopter ...
Researchers build flying robotic 'tree helicopter' (w/ Video)
California scientist still reinventing the wheel at 94
At 94, Dick Post is the oldest scientist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory has ever had. And he may be the most fascinating.
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
Designer has DIY kit for turning objects into UAVs
Tablets, smartphones steal scene at Tokyo toy show
A toy helicopter created from cannibalised smartphones was among the main attractions at a huge toy show in Tokyo on Friday, where producers were targeting the young and the young-at-heart.
Seeing through the fog (and dust and snow) of war
Degraded visibility—which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain—often ...
(Phys.org)—This movie from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a fast moving jet of particles produced by a rapidly rotating neutron star, and may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest ...
Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours
GRASP lab demonstrates quadrotors (w/ Video)
QFO Labs wants to send palm-sized copters out to play
Smart robotic drones advance science (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Chengyu Cao sees a day in the not-so-distant future when intelligent robots will be working alongside humans on a wide range of important tasks from advancing science, to performing deep sea ...
Gamera II human-powered helicopter team sets new unofficial 35-second flight duration benchmark
(Phys.org) -- On June 20, students on the Gamera II human-powered helicopter team from the University of Marylands A. James Clark School of Engineering set a new, unofficial flight duration record of ...