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Slideshow: Flying Robots Take Action
6/12/2013

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The Nano Air Vehicle, a DARPA-funded hummingbird-like demonstrator robot made by AeroVironment, flaps its wings to fly in any direction. The remote-controlled Nano can hover with precision like the real bird, and it can fly clockwise and counterclockwise. It weighs 19gm (0.67oz), including batteries, video camera, motors, and communications systems, and it has a wingspan of 16cm (6.3 inches). Its size and weight are within the range of real hummingbirds, and, like them, it uses its wings for control and propulsion. The Nano can hover continuously on its own power source for eight minutes. It can shift from hovering to a forward flight speed of 17.7kph (11mph). While hovering, the Nano can tolerate side wind gusts of up to 8kph (5mph)without losing more than 1m (3.28 feet) of altitude.(Source: AeroVironment)
The Nano Air Vehicle, a DARPA-funded hummingbird-like demonstrator robot made by AeroVironment, flaps its wings to fly in any direction. The remote-controlled Nano can hover with precision like the real bird, and it can fly clockwise and counterclockwise. It weighs 19gm (0.67oz), including batteries, video camera, motors, and communications systems, and it has a wingspan of 16cm (6.3 inches). Its size and weight are within the range of real hummingbirds, and, like them, it uses its wings for control and propulsion. The Nano can hover continuously on its own power source for eight minutes. It can shift from hovering to a forward flight speed of 17.7kph (11mph). While hovering, the Nano can tolerate side wind gusts of up to 8kph (5mph)
without losing more than 1m (3.28 feet) of altitude.
(Source: AeroVironment)

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Nice compliation
Ann R. Thryft   6/12/2013 12:47:29 PM
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I like the dragonflies and hummingbirds, too. The hummingbird actually comes without the realistic outer shell, which is an option. But I think many people prefer the realistic ones that mimic their original inspiration.

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NadineJ   6/12/2013 12:24:34 PM
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I agree with everyone's comments that this is a good compilation.  My fav - the dragonfly!  But, I would really like to see a video of the Robo Raven.

Thanks Ann!

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Rob Spiegel   6/12/2013 11:37:40 AM
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Great display of flying machines, Ann. There's real beauty in these contraptions. My favorite is the RoboBee next to our weird new penny.

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Flying Robots
apresher   6/12/2013 9:08:44 AM
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My favorite is the BionicOpter robotic dragonfly. Unbelievable creativity.

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AnandY   6/12/2013 7:59:09 AM
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Ann thanks for the slideshow. All of them are amazing and I personally like ebee, dragonfly and hummingbird robots. It would be an amazing experience if we can attach those robots on our back and fly like bird.

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Nice compliation
Elizabeth M   6/12/2013 6:44:28 AM
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This is a great compilation of images of some of the most ingenious flying robots that have been invented so far. I especially love the ones modeled after dragonflies and hummingbirds. They're almost as elegant as the natural beings they emulate. The RoboBee is incredibly clever as well; I can imagine a swarm of those being quite effectively used!

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