Aerial robotics

New Research may Guide Design of Tiny Flying Robots that Mimic the Wing Motions of Insects

New Research may Guide Design of Tiny Flying Robots that Mimic the Wing Motions of Insects

Jul 12, 2016 @ 16:47 |  NYU researchers think that their findings could help guide the design of tiny flying robots that mimic the wing motions of insects. The maneuvers of flying insects are unmatched by even the best pilots, and this might be due to the fact that these critters don’t obey the same […]

DJI, WSU to Partner on Agricultural Drone Research

DJI, WSU to Partner on Agricultural Drone Research

Jun 30, 2016 @ 19:19 |  DJI, the world’s leading commercial drone manufacturer, and Washington State University Tuesday announced their intention to partner on research and use of unmanned aerial systems in precision agriculture. DJI and WSU will jointly develop methods to improve agriculture with unmanned aerial systems, making farms more efficient, reducing waste, protecting […]

Drones to keep Tabs on Light Pollution

Drones to keep Tabs on Light Pollution

Jun 28, 2016 @ 18:37 |  Astronomers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a light, low cost system, deployable on a drone, that could help everyone monitor and control light pollution (Also known as photopollution or luminous pollution, is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial light). The team, led by undergraduate student Ashley Fuller, present their […]

FAA Finalize Rules for Commercial Use of Small Drones

FAA Finalize Rules for Commercial Use of Small Drones

Jun 21, 2016 @ 17:49 | USA |  Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to […]

RoboBees: Flying Micro Robot Hangs with Electrostatic Force

RoboBees: Flying Micro Robot Hangs with Electrostatic Force

May 26, 2016 @ 19:15 |  Many applications, such as search and rescue operations, for small drones require them to stay in the air for extended periods and we do this with hovering of drone into air, that is comparatively power consuming and complex to control stability. Inspirited by nature and electrostatic physics, the Harvard […]

An Agricultural Drone for Monitoring Crops

An Agricultural Drone for Monitoring Crops

May 23, 2016 @ 20:16 |  Small drones are literally changing the way that humans look at the world, agriculture is predicted to be one of the major industries to incorporate drones and with agricultural drone a farmer can monitor crops growth and spot problems early and rapidly. Gamaya, an EPFL spin-off, has developed an automatic, […]

World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed UAV

World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed UAV

11 November 2015 | Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced that it has teamed with Aurora Flight Sciences to deliver, what is believed to be, the largest, fastest, and most complex 3D printed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) ever produced. Unveiled for the first time at this week’s Dubai Airshow (Stand 206), […]

Robotic Landing Gear Enables Helicopters to Take Off and Land Anywhere

Robotic Landing Gear Enables Helicopters to Take Off and Land Anywhere

15 September 2015 |  DARPA has conducted an experimental demonstration of Robotic Landing Gear system, automated folding legs radically adapt to angled, irregular and moving surfaces for takeoff and landing on all type of terrain. Helicopters are incredibly maneuverable in the air, but during landing and takeoff their traditional skid- and wheel-based landing gear requires stable, […]