MAV

Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland developed a microaerial vehicle capable of sticking onto vertical surfaces using the mechanisms many insects use for vertical perching. A group of these MAVs could collect data from natural ...

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Flying Beer Keg UAV Deploying to Iraq

Flying Beer Keg UAV Deploying to Iraq

Troops from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania National Guard will take a small gasoline-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Iraq when they deploy in January. Nicknamed the “Flying Beer Keg,” the XM156 Class I UAV can ...

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Air Force Micro Aerial Vehicle

Air Force Micro Aerial Vehicle

Civilian researchers and military personnel in the Air Vehicles Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio are working on miniature biomimetic aerial robots capable of operating for days or weeks at a time ...

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Backpack-Sized Miniature Air Vehicle

Backpack-Sized Miniature Air Vehicle

The American giant Honeywell is developing a new Miniature Air Vehicle (MAV) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The new drone has vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities which allows it to operate virtually anywhere, even in semi ...

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