News tagged with rotors

Quadcopter piloted by a smartphone

The quadcopter, which was developed at TU Vienna, can negotiate its way through a room completely on its own. It does not need any human interference, and in contrast to other models, it is not assisted by any external computer. ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Engineering
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Finding instead of searching

It is easy to lose track of things in large storage facilities but not at the wind turbine manufacturer Enercon's facility in Magdeburg though, where a positioning system with digital inventory management increases transparency ...

dateApr 03, 2013 in Semiconductors
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Smart helicopter thanks to active rotor blades

Active systems in helicopter rotor blades can adapt the blades' aerodynamic properties to local airflow conditions. The use of such systems leads to lower fuel consumption, increased maximum speed and reduced noise and vibration. ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Engineering
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