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Крошечная Нано-Колибри (Nano Hummingbird) — беспилотный воздушный робот-орнитоптер. Создана разработчиками из AeroVironment по заказу DARPA. Вес — 19 г, размах крыльев — 16 см, развивает скорость до 18 км/ч.
Основа птички – навигационный чип (Positioning, Navigation, and Timing nano chip):
Что там внутри:
Навигационный чип (Positioning, Navigation, and Timing nano chip), установленный на основной плате:
Наноптичка в полете:
Orion — http://www.orionrobotics.com
Zenta — http://www.zentasrobots.com/
army-technology.com — http://www.army-technology.com/
Darpa — http://www.darpa.mil/
More on our favorite quadruped robot, the LS3
By Skyler Frink
In last week’s video I talked about the legged squad support system (LS3), the quadruped robot that DARPA hopes to use to lighten the load warfighters have to carry. It mentioned the current capabilities of the robot, and DARPA’s plans for its eventual deployment. During this blog I’ll talk about the history of the LS3, from BigDog to its inception, along with some more information about the program and robot itself.
DARPA’s original plan was for BigDog, a robot built by Boston Dynamics in 2005, to become a pack mule for soldiers. It was an ambitious program, a robot that can go wherever soldiers go, and it has succeeded fantastically.
The software advancements are impressive as well. The robot can understand 10 voice commands, «Follow tight,» which has the LS3 follow the exact path (as best it can) of the human leading it, «follow corridor,» which lets the robot make its own decisions while following its leader, «go to coordinate,» which has the robot navigate to certain coordinates, and more mundane commands such as «power on,» and «sit,» just like a normal dog.
The 18-month plan is for completing the testing and development of the system has already begun, and if all goes well we could see the LS3 supporting soldiers as early as 2014. These tests will require the LS3 to walk 20 miles in 24 hours while carrying 400 pounds without any human intervention, a herculean task for a lone robot.