UAVs are Coming and We Want One!


THIS IS NOT A TOY: Micro Air Vehicle Weighs Less, Flies Longer

About as long as a No. 2 pencil and as heavy as a cellphone, the Wasp may look like a toy, but this tiny Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) has broken records with a flight time of 1.5 hours and can fly like a helicopter — just don’t point it at your sister or the family pet.

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Mini Helicopter Thinks for Itself — On the Fly — to React to Dangerous Situations — Now Transitioning to Military

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are one step closer to someday matching — and possibly surpassing — their human-piloted counterparts, thanks to the completion of a project successfully tested by Georgia Tech and sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The project was supported by DARPA’s Information Exploitation Office with Dr. John Bay serving as the program manager.

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