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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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Robots imitate honeybees for aircraft aerobatics

By Damir Beciri
3 December 2010

flower-honeybeeBy allowing aircraft to quickly sense which way is “up” by imitating how honeybees see, engineers and researchers at The Vision Centre, Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland, have enabled planes to guide themselves through extreme maneuvers, including the loop, the barrel roll and… »

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AirPenguin – flying robot penguins, what’s next?

By Damir Beciri
4 May 2009

eff8cbb8-2b6e-11de-982d-001ec9efd5b0-f60913311c0baa7fc0ad627a14b87496.jpgFolks from German company Festo keep creating bionic marine animals which float in air. Penguins are fascinating creatures which have lost their ability to fly in the course of their genetic development as marine birds, but Festo engineers  managed to create an artificial penguin and taught it “autonomous flight in the sea of air”. Named… »