MIT's seafaring robotic glider surfs like a sailboat and soars like an albatross

If you crossed an albatross with a sailboat, what would you get? According to a team of MIT engineers, you'd end up with a hybrid robotic glider that enjoys the best of both the aerial and on-water worlds. The team's Albatross glider soars like a bird and skims the water like a sail craft, yet requires less wind than an albatross needs to stay aloft, and can travel 10 times faster than a sailboat... Continue Reading MIT's seafaring robotic glider surfs like a sailboat and soars like an albatross Category: Marine Tags: Autonomous flight MIT Robotics Related Articles: Soft-bodied robofish pulls off sharp turns like the real thing Polaris MRZR X can serve as infantry's autonomous robotic workhorse Robotic ALIAS puts Cessna Caravan through basic maneuvers CARNAC program to put robots in the pilot's seat

MIT's seafaring robotic glider surfs like a sailboat and soars like an albatross

If you crossed an albatross with a sailboat, what would you get? According to a team of MIT engineers, you'd end up with a hybrid robotic glider that enjoys the best of both the aerial ...

Thu 17 May 18 from Gizmag

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat

MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.

Thu 17 May 18 from TechXplore

MIT's autonomous drone is equal parts albatross and sailboat

"The oceans remain vastly under-monitored," said Gabriel Bousquet, an MIT postdoc who led the design of a unique robot as part of his graduate thesis. "In particular, ...

Thu 17 May 18 from Engadget

Albatross robot takes flight

A new MIT autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat

Thu 17 May 18 from Eurekalert

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