Tag Results for micro-aerial vehicle (5)

  1. Former iRobot chair launches DroidWorks

    Helen Greiner, one of the cofounders of iRobot and previously their chairperson, announced recently what she's doing next. She announced a new stealth-mode company, The Droid Works, which will first focus on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Unfortunately Greiner wouldn't answer any questions about the company beyond what she had already told Xconomy, but here's the little bit they did get from her: â''Our first project is in the UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] space, and a team of people from around the country are working on this project today." [...] â''I am not …

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  2. Video: Robotic fly beats wings at 120 hertz and takes off

    A strange-looking fly has been seen buzzing around the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. And we have the video. It's the robotic fly built by Robert Wood and his colleagues at Harvard. Click here or on the image below to go to the video player: Want to learn more? In "Fly, Robot Fly," Robert Wood describes how he built his artificial fly. This other article, "Fly Like a Fly" is about how real flies ... fly.

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  3. 'As far as I know, this was the first flight of an insect-size robot'

    Remember those strange dragonflies seen in New York City that some witnesses said looked suspiciously ... robotic? Well, we still don't know what those were. But if you're into flying microrobots, you can't miss this month's Spectrum cover article, Fly, Robot Fly, written by one of the leading experts in the field, Robert Wood at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab: There is no more rewarding moment for roboticists than when they first see their creations begin to twitch with a glimmer of life. For me, that moment of paternal …

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