Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight

A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is presented in Science. Experiments with this first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot — carried out in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research – improved our understanding of how fruit flies control aggressive escape maneuvers. Apart from its further potential in insect flight research, the robot’s exceptional flight qualities open up new drone applications.
Source: Science Daily

What you need to know before flying a drone

The FAA and cities have strict rules regarding flying drones. What you need to remember: Don’t fly over people’s heads, moving cars, in a sports stadium, over 400 feet in the air or in ‘no drone zones.’ Hobbyists need to register the drones, pros (folks who make money from their footage) need more.

     

 

 


Source: USA Today

Man dies after intentionally flying plane into his own home – that had wife, son inside, police say

  1. Man dies after intentionally flying plane into his own home – that had wife, son inside, police say  Fox News
  2. Utah man dies crashing small plane into his home after being released from jail  CBS News
  3. Utahn crashes plane into own home hours after domestic violence arrest  Deseret News
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