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Inside MIT’s Hobby Shop

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It’s remarkable how the MIT Hobby Shop presages aspects of the hackerspace movement…

In the 1937-38 academic year, Vannevar Bush, then Vice…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 18, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Aircraft Design for Fail

Modern fault-tolerance design for aircraft does little to help when big parts start falling off. This study proposes a design approach / philosophy for keeping things aloft during broader system failure.

From PsysOrg: /

"For example, the group studied the plane’s operation during…

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Added by Shannon Morrisey on June 15, 2012 at 8:05pm — 2 Comments

How Fast Can You Fly Without Crashing?

A professor at MIT developed an equation to determine the fastest theoretical air-speed for obstacle avoidance.

From Science Blog:  "Emilio Frazzoli, an associate professor of aeronautics and…

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Added by Shannon Morrisey on January 19, 2012 at 9:43pm — 7 Comments

Slung Load Control with a Quadrotor

Just thought I would attach a video of my senior project. My partner and I used an AscTec quad to control a payload swinging underneath it. Purportedly, we were doing it to demonstrate that you could fly a helicopter and slung payload waaaay faster if you had one of these controllers running. Really, it was just a fun project. Check out the video:…

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Added by Eli Cohen on November 30, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Tilt-Wing Stall Landing Technique Inspired by Birds

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has recently demonstrated an innovative landing control system that allows planes to land similarly to birds. Since this method allows quick changes of speed and fast landings, it might improve future aircraft...…



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Added by Shannon Morrisey on October 12, 2010 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

10 swarm UAVs: single operator

10 swarm UAVs with single operator and other goodies available at MIT's UAV SWARM project.

Added by Mike on May 18, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

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