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Insect-Inspired Flying Robot Handles Collisions And Keeps Going 61

Sabine Hauert writes "GimBall is a new flying robot that can collide with objects seamlessly. Generally, flying robots are programmed to avoid obstacles, which is far from easy in cluttered environments. Instead, researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL believe that flying robots should be able to physically interact with their surroundings. Take insects: they often collide with obstacles and continue flying afterwards. Their robot uses a passively rotating spherical cage to remain stable even after taking hits from all sides. This approach enables GimBall to fly in the most difficult places without complex sensors."

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Insect-Inspired Flying Robot Handles Collisions And Keeps Going

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At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.