Somehow, an Incredible Robotic Dragonfly is Now on Indiegogo
Given their impressive flight capabilities, it's not surprising to see researchers turning to the world of flying insects for inspiration when developing new kinds of micro UAVs. With their ability to both fly at high speeds and hover, the dragonfly would seem an obvious candidate for biomimicry, but we hadn't seen any attempts to model a micro UAV on the dragonfly's four wing design – until now. A multi-disciplinary team from Georgia Tech has developed a robotic four-winged ornithopter called the TechJect Dragonfly that fits in the palm of a hand and combines the flight capabilities of a quadricopter, helicopter and fixed wing aircraft in one... Continue Reading TechJect's Dragonfly micro UAV flies like a bird and hovers like an insectSection: Aero GizmoTags: Biomimicry, Flight, Georgia Tech, Indiegogo, Remote Control, Robotics, UAV Related Articles: X-50A Dragonfly concept canned X-50A Dragonfly Canard Rotor/Wing prototype completes hover flight Plantagon Urban Greenhouse concept The Dragonfly: vertical fa
We might expect to see something like this from DARPA, but definitely not on Indiegogo
Thu 8 Nov 12 from IEEE Spectrum
Given their impressive flight capabilities, it's not surprising to see researchers turning to the world of flying insects for inspiration when developing new kinds of micro UAVs. With their ...
Wed 7 Nov 12 from Gizmag
A bioinspired dragonfly robot is readied for gaming, aerial photography, and straight-up spying.
Thu 8 Nov 12 from Discovery News
Robot Dragonfly via Indiegogo The Georgia Institute of Technology has plopped its robotic dragonfly drone up on Indiegogo to be crowdfunded. It's a pretty impressive device: a four-winged, superlight ...
Wed 7 Nov 12 from Popular Science
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology were able to develop a palm sized dragonfly robot that can fly and hover like its real arthropod counterpart. Designed for aerial photography, ...
Wed 7 Nov 12 from Ubergizmo
Researchers at the University Of Georgia have created a robotic dragonfly that can hover, dive, and climb like a real insect. With the help of a $1,000,000 grant from the Air Force, the team ...
Wed 7 Nov 12 from TechCrunch
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