Boeing sponsored research at MIT where Agha-mohammadi and pals have developed a new algorithm based on Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDP) that allows self monitoring of the vehicles health status in real time and alternative pathfinding, accessing recharging stations and landing zones if needed during mission execution. The paper will be presented the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and…Continue
It’s remarkable how the MIT Hobby Shop presages aspects of the hackerspace movement…
In the 1937-38 academic year, Vannevar Bush, then Vice…
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.
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"For example, the group studied the plane’s operation during…
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…Continue
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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