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First Flight Of 'Robo Raven' Called 'Major Breakthrough' For Micro Air Vehicles

May 2, 2013

Robotic Bird's Independently Controllable Wings Makes More Realistic Flight Maneuvers Possible University of Maryland Professors S. K. Gupta and Hugh Bruck and their students have developed and demonstrated a new robotic bird, "Robo Raven," whose wings flap completely independently of each other, and also can be programmed to perform any desired motion, enabling the bird to perform aerobatic maneuvers. This is the first time a robotic bird with these capabilities has been built and successfully flown.

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