Electric two-seater Volocopter is tested in Germany (w/ Video)
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 ...
Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours
GRASP lab demonstrates quadrotors (w/ Video)
Designer has DIY kit for turning objects into UAVs
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.
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.
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
(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 ...
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 ...
Autonomous robotic plane flies indoors (w/ Video)
For decades, academic and industry researchers have been working on control algorithms for autonomous helicopters robotic helicopters that pilot themselves, rather than requiring remote human guidance. Dozens of research ...
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 ...