The IMAV (International Micro Air Vehicle) conference and competition is a yearly flying robotics competition hosted by a different University every year. AKAMAV – a university student group at TU Braunschweig in Germany – have written...Show More Summary
Micro Air Vehicles are a class of extremely miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that can be small enough to be held in the palm of a hand. Because of their size, MAV designers often try to mimic the flight of small birds or insects. For the first...
Membrane wings show promise for highly efficient micro air vehicles
Bats have become the center of the latest drone technology in the UK. The Engineers and Physical Science Research Council say they have developed a new unmanned micro air vehicle (MAV) based on bat wings.
We've already seen more than one micro air vehicle (MAV) that mimics the flapping-wing flight of bats. Scientists at the University of Southampton, however, recently announced something a little more subtle, but perhaps with wider applications. Show More Summary
Innovative membrane wings that work like artificial muscles have been successfully tested in-flight, paving the way for a new breed of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that have improved aerodynamic properties, can fly over long distances and are more economical to run. Show More Summary
Researchers have designed innovative membrane wings inspired by bats, paving the way for a new breed of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that have improved aerodynamic properties, can fly over long distances and are more economical to run.
Researchers at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia have drawn inspiration from the way kestrels hover above their prey to develop an autonomous fixed-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) that can gain height from convenient updrafts. The results are published today, Friday 18th December, in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. read more
US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings. The “micro air vehicle” is named after the insect that inspired […]
In this episode we cover two major events in aerial robotics: the announcement of the DelFly Micro and the 2008 European Micro Air Vehicle (EMAV) Competition. We first speak with Christophe de Wagter, a member of the Dutch team that's been churning out amazing flapping-wing robots in the last few years. Show More Summary
The US Army is developing biomimicry micro air vehicles (MAVs) that can see like bees and swarm inside buildings, caves, and other challenging environments Biomimicry Run Amok: New Micro Air Vehicles Can Swarm Like Bees was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
Turbulence can be unpleasant enough for passengers in full-sized aircraft, but it's even more of a challenge for unmanned micro air vehicles (MAVs) – a good gust can blow one of the little drones completely off course, or even cause it to crash. Show More Summary
Researchers from Imperial College of London’s Department of Aeronautics managed to bring together drones and 3D printers in a device …
By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward designing small flying vehicles known as "micro air vehicles" with flapping wings.
WASHINGTON D.C. Feb. 18, 2014 -- By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward designing small flying vehicles known as "micro air vehicles" with flapping wings. read more
[Ferdinand] sent in a tip about the very cool DelFly Explorer, built by researchers at Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology, which is claimed to be the world’s first autonomous, flapping micro air vehicle. While it doesn’t fly like a typical ornithopter, the specs will convince you not to care. Show More Summary
We've seen autonomous MAVs (micro air vehicles) before, and we've seen flapping-wing MAVs before. According to a group of researchers from the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology, however, we've never seen an autonomous flapping-wing MAV – until now. Show More Summary
Pictured above is the DelFly Explorer, a small, super-lightweight micro air vehicle (MAV), built by TU Delft. The latest innovation of the DelFly is an onboard stereo camera system that measures distances to objects, allowing DelFly to avoid objects on its own. It's harmless on its own, but put enough of them together, and we're freaked out.
When the cities are but dust and humanity has fallen to its robot overlords, expect to see a lot of these birds surveilling us in the sky. The University of Maryland has created a new solar-powered flapping robotic micro air vehicle (MAV) that's capable of charging its own battery. And you all were worried about drones.
A tiny biomimetic robot, dubbed RoboBee, recently took wing under controlled flight for the first time. The robot is part of Harvard’s “Micro Air Vehicles” program led by principal investigator Robert Wood, and the controlled flight, years in the making, is no small feat. Show More Summary