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Flying MAV Navigates Without GPS (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- During the last several years, researchers have been building micro air vehicles (MAVs) that can autonomously fly through different environments by relying on GPS for navigation. Recently, ...

Nov 02, 2009 weblog
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Falcon-inspired drone has legs, will perch and land

(Phys.org) —Adding legs to drones targeted for observation is the pursuit of a company with roots at MIT Media Lab and NASA. Bhargav Gajjar of Vishwa Robotics in Brighton, Massachusetts, designed the legs ...

Jan 29, 2014 weblog
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Researchers look to butterflies to improve flight

A better understanding of the aerodynamic properties of butterfly wings may lead to improved human-made flight, according to research at The University of Alabama recently funded by the National Science Foundation.

Oct 24, 2013
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Survey by microplanes

Smart and quick land surveys by unmanned microplanes are now offered by the German company MAVinci, an alumnus of ESA Business Incubation Centre Darmstadt.

Aug 15, 2013
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Bird-like robot perches on a human hand (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) -- Among the many challenges of designing flying robots is getting them to land gracefully. By taking a cue from birds, a team of engineers has developed a flapping-wing flying robot that can land ...

May 03, 2012 weblog
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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 ...

Apr 24, 2012
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Robots in reality

Consider the following scenario: A scout surveys a high-rise building that’s been crippled by an earthquake, trapping workers inside. After looking for a point of entry, the scout carefully navigates ...

Nov 28, 2011
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