Home » navigation system

Articles tagged with: ‘navigation system‘

Bionics| Robotics| Tech»

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… »


Spiral sound beacon for simpler navigation of underwater robots

By Damir Beciri
One Comment19 November 2010

spiral-beacon-underwater-navigationWith the increased use of underwater robotics, underwater navigation becomes more and more important. A research team from Naval Research Laboratory, the University of Washington, and Naval Surface Warfare Center has developed and tested an underwater navigation system that uses a spiral shaped acoustic wave to determine aspect. The single stationary beacon can provide a… »


Wikitude Drive enhances GPS navigation with augmented reality

By Damir Beciri
27 May 2010

wikitude-driveMobilizy, makers of the Wikitude Augmented Reality (AR) apps for iPhone, Android, and Nokia phones,  came up with Wikitude Drive – a mobile AR satellite navigation system with global coverage which could take the current driving experience with GPS a step further, because you may no longer have to follow audio directions and look at… »


eyeDriver software enables car steering with your eyes

By Damir Beciri
One Comment29 April 2010

spirit-of-berlin-carGerman researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes. The scientists Berlin’s Free University developed the software eyeDriver which is responsible for the steering of their car dubbed “Spirit of Berlin” just by the movement of the eyes. Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin’s Free University,… »


Driving companion AIDA – Affective, Intelligent Driving Agent

By Damir Beciri
2 November 2009

aida-in-car-robotThe AIDA project (Affective, Intelligent Driving Agent), a collaboration between Volkswagen of America and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SENSEable City Lab and Personal Robots Group of Media Lab), is a platform comprising of a personal robot and an intelligent navigation system that aims to bring more pleasant driving experience. Its developers envision it as… »