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Biomimicry Run Amok: New Micro Air Vehicles Can Swarm Like Bees

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.

Bird-inspired system could result in smoother flights

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

3D Printing Micro Aerial Vehicle Molds Polyurethane Foam from the Air

11 months agoTechnology : Walyou

Researchers from Imperial College of London’s Department of Aeronautics managed to bring together drones and 3D printers in a device …

Bats inspire 'micro air vehicle' designs: Small flying vehicles, complete with flapping wings, may now be designed

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.

Bats inspire 'micro air vehicle' designs

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

The World’s First Autonomous Flapping MAV

[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

DelFly Explorer claimed to be world's first autonomous flapping-wing MAV

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

This Dragonfly Robot Can Avoid Obstacles All by Itself, Making It Harder to Destroy in Inevitable Robot Uprising

last yearHumor : Geekosystem

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.

Robo Raven Could Terrorize The Skies Indefinitely With Solar Powered Wings

last yearHumor : Geekosystem

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.

RoboBee Robot the Size of a Quarter Shows Off New Flight Skills

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

Robo Raven gets in a flap with real-life hawk

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers from the University of Maryland have built a new micro air vehicle dubbed Robo Raven that's such a convincing flyer, it's been attacked by a local hawk during testing. Though numerous other robotic birds have successfully...Show More Summary

"A 4-minute video by the Air Force Research Laboratory on 'micro aerial vehicles' shows a futuristic bee-size drone flying in an open window..."

"... and taking out an enemy sniper with a miniature explosive payload. Since it was posted in 2009, it has been viewed hundreds of thousands of imes and reposted all over the Web." That's from the NYT article, "Visions of Drones Swarming U.S. Show More Summary

Algorithms Allow MAVs to Avoid Obstacles with Single Camera and Neuromorphic Hardware

Yesterday, we posted about some dirt cheap micro air vehicles on Kickstarter. Cheap hardware is great, but to make it do cool stuff, you usually need expensive (or at least, very clever) software. Researchers at Cornell have come upShow More Summary

Harvard's Robobee learning to fly

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Harvard researchers are getting closer to their goal of developing a controllable micro air vehicle called the Robobee. The tiny robot was already capable of taking off under its own power, but until now it was completely out of control. Show More Summary

AirBurr micro air vehicle can self-right, take off again (video)

EPFL's been tweaking its eerily floating AirBurr since 2009, and its latest iteration adds four carbon-fiber legs, hopefully ensuring you'll never have to chase after and recover it after a crash. When the seemingly clunky frame crashes,...Show More Summary

AirBurr MAV Can Now Self-Right, Is Utterly Unstoppable

In October of 2009, we wrote about the very first version of EPFL's AirBurr micro air vehicle, called HoverMouse. It was an innovative design: a roll cage protected the MAV's engine and flight surfaces, enabling it to crash into walls and floors without damage and then take off again, provided it had enough room to get airborne. Show More Summary

Random Robot Roundup

3 years agoHobbies / Robotics :

There's a cool Robotics Trends article on robotics researchers studying how mosquitoes survive flying through rain when every raindrop is 50 times the mass of the mosquito. The idea is to make micro air vehicles that sturdy. The Swirling Brain tells us robot lifeguards are on the way. Show More Summary

AeroVironment Introduces Digital Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft System

AeroVironment has introduced the Wasp small unmanned aircraft system and announced that it has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force for inclusion in its Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle (BATMAV) program. Inclusion into the BATMAV program enabled the Air Force to place an order for Wasp AE systems valued at $2,447,949. The Air [...]

Laser-toting MAV can find its way in tight spaces, might eventually hunt you down (video)

A perpetual weakness of MAVs (micro air vehicles) is their frequent need for hand-holding in anything other than a wide-open or very controlled space. If they're not using GPS or motion sensors to find their locations, they can't turn on a dime the way a human pilot would. Show More Summary

Bird-like autonomous gliding robot can land on a human hand

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Although winged micro air vehicles (MAVs) are pretty impressive in the free flight, one of the skills that has proven difficult for them to master is the bird-like perched landing. Aerospace engineers from the University of IllinoisShow More Summary

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