All Blog Posts Tagged 'MIT' (10)

Route-planning software guides autonomous drones through cluttered spaces

The technique was demonstrated within a

The technique was demonstrated within a "simulated forest"

From Gizmag

    JANUARY 19, 2016

Drone technology sure is promising plenty, but before the public can really warm to the idea of…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 20, 2016 at 10:24am — 6 Comments

Humanitarian UAV Experts Meet at MIT

UAV Experts Meeting MIT

Early Fall mornings in Cambridge, MA have the feeling practically of American myth. The sun rises over the mist that hangs like a blanket on the Charles River, lighting the water with a pale glow that filters through multi-colored leaves and glints off the steel and glass fronts of the buildings which line the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I’m hurrying down Massachusetts Ave towards Technology Square, wind in my face and coffee in hand, to…


Added by Andrew Schroeder on October 14, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

algorithm to help drones monitor their own health in real time and alternative path find while on mission

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…


Added by Austin H on August 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Inside MIT’s Hobby Shop


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

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


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…


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…


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:…


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...…


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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