A “cheetah” robot designed at MIT may soon outpace its animal counterparts in running efficiency: In treadmill tests, the researchers have found that it wastes very little energy as it trots continuously for up to an hour and a half.
Quasi-holonomic, extending tape measure lift, and controlled via touch-tone phone played over speakers. Read more about 2.007: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-007-design-and-manufacturing-i-spring-2009/
Learn what 2D Equilibrium is and how it effects the balance of life
MIT Media Lab researchers Steven Keating and Neri Oxman demonstrate some of their work around 3-D printing.
A collaboration between Stratasys & The Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, which is headed by Skylar Tibbits, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture.
I tried balancing the props as well as I could using a new, better method. You can tell from the sound that they're still not perfect, but the improvement in hover stability allowed me to learn a new trick: hand launching.More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/p/flying-things.html#4pcb
More PCB quadrotor testing: - Square-root control law. - Learning to fly in Mode 4. (http://www.rc-airplane-world.com/image-files/rc-transmitter-mode-4.gif) - Bloopers. More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/p/flying-things.html#4pcb