Keyword: Unmanned aerial vehicles

Briefs: Design
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the aviation, space, cybersecurity, and engineering achievements happening at Embry-Riddle.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robot developed by Caltech researchers LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include avionics, data storage, process control, reconfigurable manufacturing lines, and civil and structural engineering.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithm calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones’ limitations.
Briefs: Aerospace
The new algorithm could enable fast, nimble drones for time-critical operations such as search and rescue.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Articles: Materials
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Briefs: Software
This evaluation tool for low-altitude air traffic operations can be used by the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
Briefs: Aerospace
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Aerospace
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Q&A: Imaging
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Briefs: Aerospace
The new hinge is the key to get loadbearing, large quadrotors to climb a few dozen feet in seconds.
Briefs: Aerospace
Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility, and efficiency.
Briefs: Aerospace
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
“Smellicopter” uses a live moth antenna to avoid obstacles and seek out smells.
Briefs: Software
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
Briefs: Aerospace
NASA's phase-locked rotors reduce noise.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.