Post Profile

Reliable Perching Makes Fixed-Wing UAVs Much More Useful

Inspired by birds, S-MAD uses a controlled approach and microspine toes to land on vertical surfaces and take off again
read more


Related Posts

Arcturus gets the Jump on vertical takeoff and landing for fixed wing UAVs

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have a lot of advantages over manned aircraft, but much of that is lost when they get too big to be launched by hand and start needing runways and catapults to get aloft. Vertical Takeoff and Land...

Microspines Make It Easy for Drones to Perch on Walls and Ceilings

Hobbies / Robotics : IEEE Spectrum: Automaton

Perching drones can extend their useful mission life from minutes to hours or days

Engineers look to the birds for the future of unmanned aerial vehicles

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Engineers are mimicking the movement of bird wings to help improve the maneuverability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). UAVs are often used for surveillance of a fixed target in military and civilian applications. A fixed wing ai...

UAV performs first ever perched landing using machine learning algorithms

Technology : Physorg: Technology news

The very first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services (BMT). The revolutionary developme...

Stanford UAV Can Land and Take Off From the Side of a Wall (Video)

Hobbies / Robotics : Singularity Hub

Stanford’s latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can do something I’ve never seen before: land on and take off from a vertical surface. Using a range finder the model-sized automated plane determines how far it is from a wall. At the...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC