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Drones that drive from MIT CSAIL

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars. Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in...

Meet the Drone That’s Guiding New Students Around MIT This Fall

KELSEY CAMPBELL-DOLLAGHAN - Navigating a new campus is all part of the nostalgic movie montage that is freshman year of college. The changing leaves! The quaint Gothic architecture! The......

The Next Wave of Botnets Could Descend from the Skies

Robert Lemos from MIT technology review reports a hacking task for a simple platform. Researchers are developing hacking drones that could build a wireless botnet or track someone via cell...

MIT sUAS flying like birds

MIT news reports Abby Abazorius CSAI Multidisciplinary university research initiative, led by a CSAIL research, is developing a bird-sized UAV. Despite their reputation as urban pests, pigeons traverse the city skies with grace...

MIT SLAM quad using Kinect

MIT drone makes a map of a room in real time using an X Box Kinect and is able to navigate through it. All calculations performed on board the...

MIT students build an unmanned aircraft for MIT Lincoln Laboratory research

MIT Lincoln Laboratory has a new test asset. The aircraft is 6.5 feet long, has a wing span of 10 feet, is made of nonreflective, nonmetallic composites, weighs 48...

Solar cells copy nature to grow and self heal

Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year...

MITs powerline percher.

A plane that lands like a bird An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet. Larry Hardesty, MIT...

MIT researchers develop new display system with flying pixels

Imagine that pixels could fly out of your computer screen and create an immersive, luminous cloud capable of displaying digital information in three-dimensional space. This is the vision beyond Flyfire, a new...