If you’ve flown a quadcopter, you’ll know what happens when a propeller stops or fails: the thing flips around and crashes. Using a new system from Mark W. 233 more words
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WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A team of researchers has created drones that can self-organize in the air.
The Hungarian researchers, led by Tamás Vicsek, a physicist at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, observed the ten autonomous robots flying through the sky in formation or even following a leader without any central control. 229 more words
In roughly two weeks time I will be sitting down at a desk at a robotics lab working on developing a quadcopter for surveillance work. RC helicopters are hard to fly, especially for beginners but robotics holds the answer to a more stable and robust helicopter! 446 more words
In just under two weeks I will be starting my internship at robotics lab as a part of my final year of Electronic Engineering. My task is to build a 4 rotor miniature helicopter known among hobbyists as a “quadcopter” that can be flown via remote control from the ground. 531 more words
San Francisco-based tech director Jason Muscat wanted to give his girlfriend, Christina, a “crazy-ass proposal” that she would never forget. After all the hubbub surrounding personal drones this year, an idea began to formulate in his mind: have the ring flown in aboard an R/C copter! 554 more words
The government of the United Arab Emirates hopes to deliver official documents such as ID cards and driving licenses via drone, Reuters reported on Monday. The quadcopters will apparently carry fingerprint and retina recognition systems in order to ensure the cargo ends up in the right hands. 61 more words