Skip to comments.Newly developed micro robot bird able to perform reconnaissance, surveillance
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.
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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?
I had a little bird
it’s name was Enza
I opened up the window
and then they wonder why
when we finally see their little trick
we think of the government and just feel sick
I wonder how many DHS will order?
That would be before my time here, so if you can remember any more, would you please ping me?
Nothing new. It has nested in Marco Rubio’s ear for the last year or so.
Dove season open already??
Given their past evil behavior,
they will hold off until the technology allows
them to specifically target and eliminate
This size would be called 'mini'.
This size I would call 'micro'.
Here's the VTOL model.
Drones are so 2012.
Skynet is gonna take over the world in 50 years tops.
No challenge for my Browning 12 ga. 3.5” magnum.
Perch and stare is another recent capability.
Also power-cable mediated parasitic recharge. I’m completely serious.
I heard some warbling under the bridge, but I’m not good with calendars.
Also power-cable mediated parasitic recharge. I'm completely serious.
You forgot to mention the audio capabilities, quite useful when Mr. TelePrompter feels cranky.
Eventually they will get down to mosquito size and carry a ricin payload.