A Drone with Bug Vision

A Drone with Bug Vision

spectrum.ieee.org 03 Mar '15, 10pm

Almost anything that flies, be it a plane, a spacecraft, or a drone , has an inertial navigation system with accelerometers and gyroscopes that control yaw, pitch and roll, and thus the flight path. Flying insects like bees, however, don't have inertial systems to guide them; they rely exclusively on what they see. This has inspired two researchers at the Aix-Marseille University in France to build a drone that imitates the way these insects navigate. Their mission was to design it to fly and circumvent obstacles by relying solely on visual cues. In a paper published in the 26 February issue of Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Fabien Expert a...

#Makers as Kids: @amptMN + @sparkfun from 'Making Makers' book

sparkfun.com 03 Mar '15, 3pm
#Makers as Kids: @amptMN + @sparkfun from 'Making Makers' book

In high school, Nathan Seidle had a fancy graphing calculator. Given that he was a talented mathematics student with a strong interest in com...

X-Carve, The Logical Upgrade To A Shapeoko

hackaday.com 03 Mar '15, 9pm
X-Carve, The Logical Upgrade To A Shapeoko

When it comes to small CNC carving machines for hackerspaces and extremely well-equipped garages, the Shapeoko, or something like it, has bee...

#Graphene researchers at @UniBasel create electron snakes using electrical, magnetic fields. ht…

newelectronics.co.uk 03 Mar '15, 12pm
#Graphene researchers at @UniBasel create electron snakes using electrical, magnetic fields. ht…

Scientists at the university have developed methods that allow them to stretch, examine and manipulate layers of pure graphene. In doing so, ...

NXP CEO: 'Security, IoT, Cars' Drove Freescale Deal #IoT via cote_se

eetimes.com 03 Mar '15, 9pm
NXP CEO: 'Security, IoT, Cars' Drove Freescale Deal #IoT via cote_se

BARCELONA — One Freescale executive who appears to have secured his spot in the soon-to-be merged NXP is Geoff Lees, senior vice president an...

$BABA Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan

digitimes.com 03 Mar '15, 8am
$BABA Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan

Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan Irene Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [T...

Find out what @Mentor_MAD will be presenting at #semitherm 31 #IGBT #EV #HEV

mentor.com 03 Mar '15, 9am

Semi-Therm, the world’s largest dedicated electronics thermal conference, will take place bet...

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