American engineers managed to create a robot-bat

Date:

2017-02-03 15:00:05

Views:

640

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

American engineers managed to create a robot-bat

Fear Batman because American scientists are preparing you a decent change in the form of robotic bats. The world of science quite often in the realm of wildlife, here and this time employees of the California Institute of technology and the University of Illinois decided to build a robot in the image and likeness of a bat. So scientists would prefer to study the peculiarities of its operations and the structure of the wings.

The Robot-bat named Bat Bot. consists of many joints, motors, actuators and, of course, a computer unit with a processor and lots of sensors for spatial orientation. The robot accurately mimics the muscle of this bat, and its wings are made of the thinnest silicon membrane with thickness of 56 microns. It's hard to imagine, but the structure of the wings of the robot provides access to 40 degrees of freedom, which makes possible the swings exactly like its real prototype. To date, Bat Bot is able to fly straight up to 30 meters, which is a very good indicator.

"Bat Bot is one of the most complex flying robot designs, existing today", — not without pride, said one of the leaders of the project. And it is difficult to argue. Given the complexity of the device the robot weighs only 93 grams and its wingspan is about 30 inches. A team of scientists for many months working on a complex system of joints, calculated motion algorithms and selected the most lightweight and durable materials for the construction of the first prototype. The results of their work, the researchers published in the journal .

Recommended

As thrown to the ground cigarette affect the environment?

As thrown to the ground cigarette affect the environment?

According to the world health organization, the number of smokers in the world has already reached the billion mark and many of them throw cigarette butts by the trash bins. However, many do not even realize that the mountain of cigarette butts are t...

Global warming will leave without water for more than a billion people. How to save the stocks?

Global warming will leave without water for more than a billion people. How to save the stocks?

Future wars may be caused by spores, not with gold or oil, and is available now for most people a resource — water. more than half is water; from water came the first mammals in the water was born the first life; without water a person will not...

You need to eat and drink to survive on Mars?

You need to eat and drink to survive on Mars?

most Often we don't even realize it, but our body is constantly training while walking, and even inaction. The average person usually weighs in at 70-85 pounds, and to keep this mass, different muscle groups are always in tension and therefore can't ...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Boston Dynamics made a jumping robot on wheels

Boston Dynamics made a jumping robot on wheels

Experts from Boston Dynamics regularly publish video demonstration of their new developments. Their robots, despite the frightening appearance, you can do various interesting things: run, jump, walk the stairs, to pick up and carr...

One of the oldest ancestors of animals and humans was similar to the

One of the oldest ancestors of animals and humans was similar to the "toothed bag"

Paleontologists joined the family album of humanity another picture of our probable ancestor. Perhaps the oldest found at the moment. Examining discovered in one of the provinces of Shanghai (China) 45 ancient fossils the size of ...

Space travel will change the shape of the human brain

Space travel will change the shape of the human brain

According to a new study of a group of scientists from the University of Michigan (USA), during space flight, the human brain changes its shape. To such conclusion the research team came after comparative analysis of the results o...