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Newly developed micro robot bird able to perform reconnaissance, surveillance
FoxDC ^ | 21 Jun 2013

Posted on 06/21/2013 8:23:22 AM PDT by mandaladon

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a robot bird whose wings can flap independently of each other.

Called the "Robo Raven," the breakthrough engineering technology allows the robot to achieve any desired motion and to perform aerobatic maneuvers.

Developed by University of Maryland Professors S.K. Gupta and Hugh Bruck and their students, the robot birds could one day be used for reconnaissance and surveillance.

The final design enables a tiny video camera, can be launched from the ground, and can fly in winds up to 10 mph.

The micro air bird even fooled a local hawk, which attacked the robot in mid-flight on more than one occasion.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdc.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: drones
Watch the video...is amazing!
1 posted on 06/21/2013 8:23:22 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2344835/Scientists-use-3D-printer-create-microbatteries-smaller-single-GRAIN-sand-paving-way-high-powered-flying-robot-insects-mini-medical-implants.html
Scientists use 3D printer to create microbatteries smaller than a single GRAIN of sand, paving the way for high-powered flying robot insects and mini medical implant


2 posted on 06/21/2013 8:25:31 AM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

Wasn’t there some thread a while back about the Palistinians or the Iranians talking about shooting birds down as they were spying? I thought it was just tin-foil hat/rant....hmmm?


3 posted on 06/21/2013 8:25:48 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: mandaladon

Pull!


4 posted on 06/21/2013 8:28:09 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: mandaladon

I had a little bird
it’s name was Enza
I opened up the window
and influenza

Politicians spy
and then they wonder why
when we finally see their little trick
we think of the government and just feel sick


5 posted on 06/21/2013 8:29:14 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: mandaladon
Yep. That's amazing!

I wonder how many DHS will order?

6 posted on 06/21/2013 8:29:58 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Wasn’t there some thread a while back about the Palistinians or the Iranians talking about shooting birds down as they were spying? I thought it was just tin-foil hat/rant....hmmm?

That would be before my time here, so if you can remember any more, would you please ping me?
Thanks.

7 posted on 06/21/2013 8:33:43 AM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US govt says it, it is a lie.)
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To: mandaladon

Nothing new. It has nested in Marco Rubio’s ear for the last year or so.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 8:35:23 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Dove season open already??


9 posted on 06/21/2013 8:36:28 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: RoosterRedux

Given their past evil behavior,
they will hold off until the technology allows
them to specifically target and eliminate
patriotic Americans.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 8:37:02 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: mandaladon
I don't know if I would call that 'micro'.

This size would be called 'mini'.

This size I would call 'micro'.

Here's the VTOL model.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 8:37:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: mandaladon

Drones are so 2012.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 8:38:05 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: mandaladon

Wabbit season!
Duck season!
Wabbit season!
Duck season!
Wabbit season!
Duck season!
DRONE season!

13 posted on 06/21/2013 8:38:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: mandaladon

Skynet is gonna take over the world in 50 years tops.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 8:40:21 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: mandaladon

No challenge for my Browning 12 ga. 3.5” magnum.


15 posted on 06/21/2013 8:41:47 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mandaladon

Perch and stare is another recent capability.

Also power-cable mediated parasitic recharge. I’m completely serious.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 8:42:32 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Mouton

I heard some warbling under the bridge, but I’m not good with calendars.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 8:47:51 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: gaijin
Perch and stare is another recent capability.

Also power-cable mediated parasitic recharge. I'm completely serious.

You forgot to mention the audio capabilities, quite useful when Mr. TelePrompter feels cranky.

18 posted on 06/21/2013 8:54:45 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: mandaladon
Ecclesiastes 10:20 Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound, and the winged creature will make the matter known.

Amazing how smart God was a LONG time ago.

19 posted on 06/21/2013 8:58:14 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: mandaladon

Eventually they will get down to mosquito size and carry a ricin payload.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 8:59:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mandaladon

Re: mechanical birds

Looks like the bird used by the falconer guy from “predators”.

Re mini drones:

Or that flying needle from Dune.

Sci-fi becoming reality...


21 posted on 06/21/2013 9:03:14 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: UCANSEE2
 photo fly_zps3ffc828b.gif...............How about this?
22 posted on 06/21/2013 9:08:52 AM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon
 photo fly_zps3ffc828b.gif
23 posted on 06/21/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

I detest that thing. Everytime someone posts it I about beat my screen silly trying to get rid of it! : )


24 posted on 06/21/2013 9:10:18 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: mandaladon

I’m in the market for a mechanical swallow that will hunt these buggers for me.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 9:12:56 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Living near the NIST labs, the damn things have been a nuisance for awhile. Tried the low tech solution.

but the squeaky chatter of all those tiny OnStar operators asking me if I'm alright just drives me nuts.

26 posted on 06/21/2013 9:23:08 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

OK, that will work. Now I gotta find a supplier for 150 miles of flypaper. Sheesh, it never ends.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 9:26:11 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mandaladon
Thanks. Now, how do I get rid of them?


28 posted on 06/21/2013 9:30:40 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Billthedrill

Tweet moochelle. She knows where to get it wholesale. Marine pilots tell me she got some of that stuff earing style for her fella when they’re at Camp David. Dude kinda gets off on that stuff, if you know what I mean. Kinda funky with the Diana Ross gowns.


29 posted on 06/21/2013 9:33:11 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: mandaladon; UCANSEE2

30 posted on 06/21/2013 9:37:12 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Not exactly the same thing.


31 posted on 06/21/2013 10:03:43 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Diogenesis
Yep.

Just as Islam will never die until it either kills or converts us infidels...liberalism will never tolerate those who live by the Judeo/Christian ethic and seek the dream that is America.

Islam and Liberalism are seeking war or, at the very least, our annihilation.

And they call us intolerant.;-)

32 posted on 06/21/2013 10:05:57 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Theoria
try this one
33 posted on 06/21/2013 10:06:55 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: mosaicwolf
No challenge for my Browning 12 ga. 3.5” magnum.

What do you think, #7 shot?

34 posted on 06/21/2013 10:16:19 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: mandaladon

The crows in my neighborhood would take it in a second.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 10:21:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: reed13

bookmark


36 posted on 06/21/2013 11:18:24 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: mandaladon
Crebain- spies of Saruman


37 posted on 06/21/2013 12:28:43 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: mandaladon
LET'S PROGRAM THESE ROBO-BIRDS TO DELIVER THE U.S. MAIL. THE SAVINGS IN POSTAL EMPLOYEE EXPENSE WILL BE IN THE BILLIONS...

NO, LET'S TRAIN EM TO PICK FRUIT~~ MORE BILLIONS SAVED! ...actually farm machinery engineers tell us that there is no fruit or vegetable so fragile that a picker machine cannot be engineered to harvest it...

SO WHY then are we importing actual people to pick fruits and vegetables? Seems the funds for the invention of these machines should be provided free to the engineering firms...then let Uncle Sam pay for their manufacture and finally Uncle Sam should provide them FREE to the farmers...what taxpayer could object to that? Folks..

THAT is a good use for government money...the ROI is incalcuable...

YODA SEZ: .

.

LET'S ROLLL!

38 posted on 06/21/2013 12:44:38 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: RoosterRedux
'Yep. That's amazing! I wonder how many DHS will order?'

FORGET ABOUT THE BIRDS AND TRAINEN' 'EM TO SPY

...LET'S HAVE UNCLE SAM PAY THESE CLEVER ENGINEERS TO INVENT ROBO FISH ....THE ROBO-FISH OPERATE NETS IN THE OCEANS ....

THEN,USING ELECTRONIC EYES AND FINS, THEY SERVE MANKIND BY HERDING REAL FISH INTO THEM THERE NETS!

HEY, thats a BRILLIANT IDEA!


I'M A GENIUS!

39 posted on 06/21/2013 1:00:41 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: DannyTN

Saruman is a pretty good analog for liberals... join with the enemy and expect to shape his evil...


40 posted on 06/21/2013 1:28:40 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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