MIT researchers created autonomous fleet of drones which has no need in GPS.

Researchers from MIT presented in a paper an autonomous fleet of drones which has no need in GPS and have to work on rescue missions. The drones would have an object detection systems, laser-range finders for position estimation and path planing. They already started tests. A few of them were in randomly generated forest simulation … Continue reading MIT researchers created autonomous fleet of drones which has no need in GPS.

Engineers have taught the quadcopter to continue flying with the loss of one propeller.

Engineers from the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) have created a system that allows the quadrocopter to stay airborne and maintain balance if one of its propellers is damaged. Usually, if one of the propellers breaks, the quadrocopter loses its orientation and falls. The researchers created a system that, based on accelerometer and gyroscope … Continue reading Engineers have taught the quadcopter to continue flying with the loss of one propeller.