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Old Jan 09, 2010, 07:44 PM
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SAMARA MAV:A new Micro Helis is comming to TOWN. (aka: samara, roboseed, monocopter)

Worlds first controllable robotic samara monocopter MAV, University of Maryland's Ulrich flyer (6 min 38 sec)


World's first controllable MAV monocopter, Robotic Samara (maple seed) (2 min 39 sec)


AKA: RoboSeed, SAMARA, MonoCopter

Yes They are Controllable in doors and out!

No, I have no idea how this is the case and every explanation given gets lost on my simple mind when they start speaking Theoretical Bows. I'm hoping an Artist can draw a picture that is easy to understand detaling how these guys are flying a Monocopter in such small spaces....

The 1st Video has footage of a camera on board!
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Old Jan 09, 2010, 08:19 PM
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That thing bleeds awesomeness. I still couldn't figure out which way is forward (orientation). The only explanation I can think of is it keeps a memory of initial heading or uses remote pilot's orientation and coordinate system.
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Old Jan 10, 2010, 05:49 PM
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Like it.

I kind of understand how you get orentation..

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Old Jan 15, 2010, 12:26 PM
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looks cool!
so it's good for mapping places but I am not sure if this will ever get "hobby" made.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 05:13 PM
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I kind of understand how you get orentation..

Brett
Really? Please explain it to the rest of us.
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Old Apr 10, 2014, 02:39 PM
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Orientation is achieved using a magnetometer. (electronic compass). As the vehicle rotates, the magnetic north stays in the same direction. There are some limitations to this method because the magnetometers have a max rotation rate. If you exceed this limit, the sensor starts to drift and its data becomes unreliable.
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Old Apr 10, 2014, 02:57 PM
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one thing is certain , i'm not going up in a manned version any time soon. does remind me of a lot of ufo footage the way it fly's
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