Category: Self-Flying Vehicles

Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

MURI Project: Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

“Researchers from the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded a 2019 multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) award from the Air Force

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How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing?

Laura Y. Matloff, Eric Chang, Teresa J. Feo, Lindsie Jeffries, Amanda K. Stowers, Cole Thomson, David Lentink. How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing. Science 17 Jan 2020: Vol. 367, Issue 6475, pp. 293-297. DOI: …

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How does the PigeonBot fly like birds using real feathers?

Eric Chang, Laura Y. Matloff, Amanda K. Stowers and David Lentink. Soft biohybrid morphing wings with feathers underactuated by wrist and finger motion. Science Robotics 16 Jan 2020: Vol. 5, Issue 38, eaay1246. DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aay1246

Abstract
“Since the Wright …

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How to enable robots to navigate the moon?

A latest IEEE Spectrum Report titled ‘Robots Will Navigate the Moon With Maps They Make Themselves‘ by Prachi Patel has been published. 

Astrobotic’s autonomous navigation will help lunar landers, rovers, and drones find their way on the moon. …

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Neuro-Autonomy: Neuroscience-Inspired Perception, Navigation, and Spatial Awareness for Autonomous Robots

MURI Project Title: “Neuro-Autonomy: Neuroscience-Inspired Perception, Navigation, and Spatial Awareness for Autonomous Robots”

Project Website: http://sites.bu.edu/neuroautonomy/

The following content is extracted from the http://www.bu.edu

A Boston University-led research team was selected to receive a $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research …

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MetaFly: flying robotic insect

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/274008848/metafly-a-new-flying-experience/description

 

For further info, please visit the site https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/274008848/metafly-a-new-flying-experience/description

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Bio-inspired wind sensation for advanced autonomous drones/UAV navigation

Bio-inspired wind sensation for advanced autonomous drones/UAV navigation. Fig source: TOPO Lab

Reliability and accuracy of navigation in flying drones are one of the key challenges that must be solved in autonomous applications. Accurate knowledge of position, attitude, and velocity

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