Saturday, July 23, 2011

TED: A Robot That Flies Like a Bird


HT: Sprewell

7 Comments:

At 7/23/2011 10:13 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Amazing accomplishment. What company made the gull?

Note to Paul Allen (other Microsoft founder and Seattle Seahawks owner): This bird would be great for home games.

 
At 7/23/2011 10:29 AM, Blogger Tom said...

Youtube "Festo". There are numerous gizmos - air ray, aqua ray, air jelly, aqua jelly, "Bionic Handling Assistant", etc.

 
At 7/23/2011 10:49 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Tom, thanks for the name of the company. I was not aware of Festo; a very, very interesting company.

 
At 7/23/2011 11:09 AM, Blogger rjs said...

the air force has had bug-bots for more than two years...

http://video.designworldonline.com/bugbots.html

 
At 7/23/2011 3:50 PM, OpenID Sprewell said...

rjs, do those bugbots actually exist? All that is is a computer-generated video with ominous voice-over. It's hard enough to build the robotics for a bird, I don't think such tiny hummingbird robotic wings have ever been successfully built.

 
At 7/24/2011 7:57 AM, Blogger JTBadger said...

DARPA’s Robot Hummingbird Takes War on Nectar to a New Level

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/84028-darpas-robot-hummingbird-takes-war-on-nectar-to-a-new-level?

 
At 7/24/2011 12:23 PM, OpenID Sprewell said...

Wow, JT, that's amazing, hadn't seen that one before. That type of almost vibration-less hover capability is much more impressive than even the robot bird above. It doesn't seem like it's practical yet because of the size, noise, and likely battery life, but that's a very impressive demo.

 

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