Investigators at the Institute of Systems Optimization (ITE) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have undertaken a project to increase the level of control of quadrotor drones by adding tilt-able rotors and associated control systems.
Heavy duty aerial robots have made a major leap from wish-tech to becoming next generation real-tech innovation after the success of early aeronautical engineering development work by Neva Aerospace. Having secured essential international patent protection of its concepts, the company is now sharing its ideas for aerial robotic platforms (ARPs) with the public announcement of its Vlinder concept. Continue reading
SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, announced that it has delivered its high performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring UAV demonstrator.