Hardware

Passive Force Balance Aids Tiny Aerial Robots

Posted 12 Oct 2010 at 14:41 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Researchers at Harvard have created a tiny version of an automobile differential to balance wing forces. It turns out that that the torque applied to wings is much more important to stable flight than their exact position. This passive approach automatically adjusts to compensate for various forces like wind gusts, shifting payloads and damage that can throw a winged robot off course. This approach also leads to a simpler and more lightweight system that is easier to produce.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

23 Jul 2016 mwaibel (Master)
9 Jul 2016 evilrobots (Observer)
8 Jul 2016 steve (Master)
7 Jul 2016 AI4U (Observer)
27 Jun 2016 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
24 May 2016 shimniok (Journeyer)
2 May 2016 motters (Master)
6 Nov 2015 wedesoft (Master)
20 Oct 2015 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
X
Share this page