• AirBurr flying robot gets back on its feet after crashes


  • Robots crash, fall and more often than not stay that way, until someone pads along and sets it back on its feet again. EPFL’s Laboratory of Intelligent Systems recently came up with a revolution in the robotics world, a flying robot that quickly gets back on its feet and up in the air after a crash. Called the AirBurr, this robot was inspired by insects and birds who despite their ability to avoid obstacles, do crash at times and recover and begin flying again! However, the robot is still controlled by a remote and has no mind of its own, until now, and requires remote human intervention to get back up on its feet after crashes.

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    Topics: Gadgets Tags: on June 25, 2012
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