Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could help the military carry out surveillance in unknown territory or first responders look for survivors after a disaster. The trick is making them agile enough to pull off daredevil aerobatic maneuvers.
Daniel Mellinger, Nathan Michael and Vijay Kumar at the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory have developed software that lets a small, quadroter helicopter perform aggressive acrobatic stunts autonomously. They show off the impressive maneuvers–including a quadroter that autonomously maneuvers quickly through a tight space–in a new video, below.
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ProteMac has announced the release and immediate availability of ProteMac KeyBag 2.2. ProteMac KeyBag is a stealth keystroke monitor and recorder for your Mac computer. KeyBag runs in the background, completely undetectable by the user so it won’t interfere with way you work on your computer. For home and business use, ProteMac KeyBag is a useful tool for productivity and security. Continue reading
Stanford’s Biomimetics Laboratory is full of all kinds of neat stuff, and when we were checking out Stickybot during National Robotics Week, we got a tip about this awesome perching UAV, developed by Alexis Lussier Desbiens.
by David Hambling
20 March 2010
WHY jump in a cab to “follow that car” when an airborne drone could do the job for you? The US Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing a radar system which sees around corners and down into “urban canyons”. DARPA hopes to be able to track vehicles across an entire city using just a few uncrewed aircraft.
Traditional radar relies on direct line of sight, so it’s tricky to track a vehicle that keeps nipping behind buildings. But DARPA believes that by using buildings as mirrors, it will be possible to identify a target vehicle from radar reflections. The experimental system is called Multipath Exploitation Radar. Continue reading
The Ultimate Game Chairâ„¢, maker of all-in-one virtual game, massage and home theatre chairs, today unveiled a Capcom-branded Reactor Video Game Chair. Ultimate Game Chair is the first and only game chair company to have a formal licensing agreement with CapcomÂ® – a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games.
The PHP Kemist is offering an Ultimate Game Chair Discount Code for our website patrons. Use PHPKEMIST for the Reactor and PHPKEMISTV3 for the totally awesome new Ultimate Game Chair v3! Continue reading