Jet-Powered iCub Could Be the First Flying Humanoid Robot

 The way Iron Man flies may be cool, but it’s also impractical. Even if your core strength is off the chart, as I assume Tony Stark’s is (you’re basically planking the whole time), putting jets on your hands and feet is just asking for broken bones. But the seeming foolishness of this method hasn’t stopped a handful of Italian researchers from suggesting we give it a… Read More

Jet-Powered iCub Could Be the First Flying Humanoid Robot

Italian researchers are developing a control system that they hope will allow an iCub humanoid robot to hover on four jet thrusters

Tue 5 Sep 17 from IEEE Spectrum

Robots could soon fly using Iron Man-style jet packs

Researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa plan to equip robots the size of five year-old children with thrusters on their hands and feet that will allow them to take flight. ...

Wed 6 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

Researchers propose Iron Man style flight for humanoid robot

 The way Iron Man flies may be cool, but it’s also impractical. Even if your core strength is off the chart, as I assume Tony Stark’s is (you’re basically planking the ...

Tue 5 Sep 17 from TechCrunch

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