Video Friday: Mini Surgical Robot, Precision Drones, and Bioinspired Robotics at Harvard
When you have a brand new robot to show the world, it’s not always easy to come up with a demo that will attract attention, especially if your robot does stuff that’s (and forgive us for saying this) inherently kind of boring. Don’t get me wrong: robots that do boring things are very important, because otherwise humans would be doing those things instead.
PRENAV (which I’m going to call Prenav so that I don’t get a headache) is introducing an aerial robot that can inspect tall structures, and what’s impressive about it is that it can (through the assistance of another robot on the ground) localize itself with centimeter-level accuracy. To demonstrate how well this works, Prenav stuck some lights on its drone and photographed it while it flew around. The timelapsed footage is amazing.
Be amazed, and then watch some other videos, it’s Video Friday.