Students Build Megakopter That Lifts 61 Kg To Set New World Record-1

Students build Megakopter, a colossal multicopter drone that lifted 134 pounds to set new Guinness World Record

Say hello to Megakopter, a University of Oslo-designed multicopter drone that recently set a new weightlifting record. Built by students at the university’s Department of Informatics, the remote-controlled flying machine created a new Guinness World Record for the greatest weight (around 61 kg) ever lifted by a drone. Featuring eight individual hexacopters held together in…

Walking Robot Relies On Drone For Navigation Suppport03

This walking robot relies on a hexacopter to navigate rough, irregular terrain

In today’s world, we are constantly surrounded by automatons, be it cell phones, computers or even the humble wrist watch. Despite immense technological advances, in recent decades, scientists have not yet been able to develop walking robots that can independently traverse rough, irregular terrain, without faltering. To that end, the researchers from Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH…

Archaeologists use drones to monitor looting of Fifa, a Bronze Age site in Jordan

For the uninitiated, the 'Landscapes of the Dead Research Project' is an ongoing endeavor for detailed analysis of the Early Bronze Age archaeological scope (from 3500-2000 BC) at numerous sites, including an important one at Fifa, Jordan. To that end, the Fifa site has revealed over thousands of tombs (estimated to be over 10,000) that…

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