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Vision-based obstacle avoidance for autonomous MAVs

By Damir Beciri
One Comment2 November 2012

cornell-mav-quadrotor-vision-based-obstacle-avoidanceDevelopment of small flying machines able to patrol recon or search and rescue missions has been around for a while now. While small flying machines which use GPS in order to find their way to their destination are already common, there is a need for development of other systems which enable maneuvering around obstacles in… »


Boeing Phantom Eye – liquid-hydrogen powered UAV

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments7 June 2012

boeing-phantom-eye-1Nearly two years after it has been revealed to the public during a ceremony in St. Louis, Boeing recently revealed that their high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) named Phantom Eye managed to complete its first take off and landing. Although its performance is still far from the goals set by Boeing, it does… »

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PARITy drivetrain govern the flight of minuscule aerial robots

By Damir Beciri
2 September 2010

harvard-university-parity-drivetrain-1Engineers at Harvard University have created a millionth-scale automobile differential to govern the flight of minuscule aerial robots. Their new approach is the first to passively balance the aerodynamic forces encountered by these miniature flying devices, letting their wings flap asymmetrically in response to gusts of wind, wing damage, and other real-world impediments. “The drivetrain… »