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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Autonomous versus remote-control
Ann R. Thryft   6/13/2013 12:57:21 PM
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There are varying definitions of what makes a robot autonomous. Some flying or ground robots can carry out missions autonomously, according to yars' definition, but also have communication with a remote pilot. The point of that link is so the pilot can decide to tell the robot to do other things once the pilot has examined video sent back by the robot. This combination capability is often used in military applications.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Nice compliation
Ann R. Thryft   6/13/2013 12:53:16 PM
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Elizabeth, that may have been one of Festo's flying robots we included in an earlier slideshow. Those are the only robots I would call beautiful. Let us know if you remember which one it is.

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Re: Hummingbird at the Window
GTOlover   6/13/2013 10:01:54 AM
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And given the revelations of the NSA, FBI, and DOJ snooping on citizens, valid question indeed!

yars
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Autonomous versus remote-control
yars   6/13/2013 9:41:20 AM
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FYI, autonomous vehicles are exactly that - they have the resources to carry out their assigned mission without any intervention from remotely-located pilots.  Remotely-piloted vehicles are another class, altogether.

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Hummingbird at the Window
Droid   6/13/2013 9:40:48 AM
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In 5-10 years, we may all be looking at the hummingbirds buzzing around our window and wonder who's on the other end looking back at us.   Cool stuff, however..

Measurementblues
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Students and robotics
Measurementblues   6/13/2013 9:04:40 AM
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I've written a number of blogs about students designing and building robots at WPI, the first US university to offer an undergraduate degree in robotics.

Students Design Underwater Robot

Robotics Seniors Show Off Their Projects

Robots Need Connectivity to Get Moving

Students Design Robots

Technology Review ran an article yesterday on robotics called "How Technology Is Destroying Jobs."

 

Elizabeth M
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Re: Nice compliation
Elizabeth M   6/13/2013 4:58:39 AM
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Yes, good to have choice, but probably realism is best. I seem to remember some really beautiful artful-like flying robot that you wrote about (I can't recall the name nor the post) and I was suprised not to see it in the slideshow. It was one of the loveliest (if I can use that word!) flying robots I'd ever seen. Do you remember, Ann? Or maybe someone else wrote about it...

Charles Murray
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Re: Flying Robots
Charles Murray   6/12/2013 7:04:46 PM
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Yes, Al, the BionicOpter is impressive. I was amazed to see that it's 17" long.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Flying Robots
Ann R. Thryft   6/12/2013 12:54:19 PM
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Nadine, I agree--still slides of these machines don't tell the whole story. But if you go to YouTube and enter "Robo Raven", you'll find at least one recent video showing its moves, and also being attacked by a hawk.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re:Slideshow: Flying Robots Take Action
Ann R. Thryft   6/12/2013 12:51:53 PM
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AnandY, interesting idea, but they've all been designed to be as light as possible, and couldn't carry our weight, That said, there are efforts by some of these folks to give humans flying suits. Check out the video here: http://raffaello.name/dynamic-works/actuated-wingsuits

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