Comments on Yale Aerial Manipulator Flying Robotic Hand
Just think of all the possible uses of a flying robotic hand. (Read
the complete story)
|"reminds me of the Prowler 1000 droid from Star Wars:
( 8/29/2010 7:21:41 PM)
|"Thanks - here's the picture:
(Bill Christensen 8/29/2010 7:56:13 PM)
|"Flight speeds of nearly 80 mph? Dang, that's fast, especially for a helicopter that small!"
(Dewtey 8/30/2010 6:58:32 AM)
|"You're right, that does sound too speedy, particularly when fully loaded. I'll ask the same question at the source site. In the meantime, check out this descriptive paper from the GRAB Lab - Hovering Ability of Helicopters with Elastic Constraints.
After all, how often do you run across the word syndactylic,referring to the fact that the robotic hand's fingers are fused together?"
(Bill Christensen 8/30/2010 11:15:48 AM)
|"The author of the Technology Review post confirmed that the helicopter (which I regrettably [and unintentionally] demeaned as a 'toy') would indeed go that fast.
"The researchers confirmed that 130 km/hr is the helicopter spec (measured by radar gun), though they themselves have not tried to fly it that quickly.
They also add that it's not correct to think of it as a toy helicopter, despite its size. At around $3,000, the helicopter has a powerful rotor that would cause serious injury if someone came in contact with it.""
(Bill Christensen 8/30/2010 5:33:17 PM)
|"What could this be used for?"
(burt 9/3/2010 1:32:43 PM)
|"Burt, on the GRAB lab website, they say that it could be used for "object retrieval, highspeed courier services, intelligence gathering, and explosives disposal.""
(Bill Christensen 9/3/2010 1:38:02 PM)
|"Grab one of them IEDs or landmines in Iraq and Afganistan and fly them a safe distance away before setting them off. You'd prolly want to get the GRAB away from it too (although $3000 might be considered disposable by army standards).
( 9/5/2010 12:59:02 AM)
|"That is exactly the use (or one of the uses) that the designers of the Yale Aerial Manipulator have in mind!"
(Bill Christensen 9/5/2010 2:42:23 PM)
Get more information on Yale Aerial Manipulator Flying Robotic Hand
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
China Deploys Robot Traffic Police
'The robot came up smooth and fast as a rocket...'
Better Than Dune Chromoplastic? This Guy Might Have Done It
'But when Old Father Sun departs, the chromoplastic reverts to transparency in the dark.'
Gather, An AI Warehouse Inventory Drone Startup
'It extended three of its tiny arms sideways to lock onto the registration pins...'
China's Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Education
'The grey gas not only cut off his vision, but also his other senses...'
Orbital Manufacturer 'Made in Space' Gets $73 Million NASA Contract
'Mass-produced in the orbiting factories...'
Soli Gesture Tech Will Be In Google Pixel 4
'I enjoy watching this way, but - He waved his hand and the circuit switched abruptly.'
Uber Eats Pairs Cars With Drones
Fresh grub? Let's hope they aren't delivering grubs.
Space-Based Solar Power Roundup
SF writers popularized and elaborated on this idea a generation before the first patents were filed.
Lost Language Meanings Found By Machine Learning
'The autopilot would need data before it could begin a translation...'
'Aerogel' Sheets For Martian Gardens
'Sealed to the ground along all the sides, Honey, he growled...'
France's 'Red Team' Of Science Fiction Authors
'They're the only experts we have.'
Dim The Sun With Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment
'Those twin volcanoes; d'ye see them, Mr. Renner?'
Mashambas Skyscraper Farm Design Wins
'...a towering eighty-story structure like the office In-and Out baskets stacked up to the sky.'
Self-Driving Tractors From China Plan Ahead
'Machines that seemingly with full consciousness walked out into the fields to do their daily work.'
Jet-Powered Hoverboard Works!
L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace!
Nobe 3-Wheel Electric Vehicle Parking Like I, Robot
Spidercar, Spidercar, does whatever a spidercar does.
Michelin Self-Sealing Tires On Ford's Explorer
'...a seal of compressed plastifoam to save the air.'
Mushroom Eats Plastic, Saves Planet
Fungus Amongus, SaveUs!
Juggalo Face Paint Disrupts Facial Recognition
'... designed to foil facial recognition systems.'
Mojipic Smart Voice Vehicle Emojis
KITT, what's your response?