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

MIT Engineers Develop Unmanned Flying Robot To Monitor The World’s Oceans

MIT engineers have designed a wind-powered unmanned nautical air-water vehicle that they plan to fly around the world to monitor the oceans of the world

Thu 24 May 18 from CleanTechnica

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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