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Drones keep advancing!

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Wakshaani

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« on: (02:01:33/12-22-12) »
Now, I'm sure that everyone's familiar with DARPA's robotic mule and the horrible, horrible buzzing it creates.

But, man, they've been doing some serious work on robots tha I've missed. Some catch-up time!

Did you know that they were working on a cheetah-based version?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2D71CveQwo
(Because, you know, you *totally* want to give a robot scything legs while making it faster than a human being. That ends well.)

Which gets us into hexabots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAeQn5QnyXo

Which, in addition to clackyfeet, have a buzz all their own. More of a squeel, really.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnCOLP33Te0

So, now, we get swarms of micro-coptors, which make a wonderful sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4

(Shades of Deus, eh wot wot?)

Of course, to turn it into something MARVELOUS, we go with Festo, out of Germany.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_citFkSNtk
So. Much. Love.

They were able to go a new angel and produce the Air Manta bot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3-wIICjAhE

And now, they've taken it one step further, and created the first birdbot that flies properly, by flapping wings to stay airborn.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnR8fDW3Ilo

Lordy, but I loves me some drones.

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« Reply #1 on: (02:26:44/12-22-12) »
Great post Wak!
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