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Gliding robot mimics flying fish | New Scientist

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10 May 2013



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The Jump Glider could be the first in a new generation of robots, harnessing aerodynamic lift to travel further than it would if it simply hopped, and without using additional energy. Alexis Lussier Desbiens and colleagues at Stanford University in California created the robot, which is 30 centimetres long and has a battery charged by a solar cell.

 

Read more: New Scientist 

Hallie’s insight:

You can download the ICRA paper here.
See also EPFL’s jumpglider from 2011.



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Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large
Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large





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