Last summer a team of engineering students from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland created a human-powered helicopter called Gamera, they managed to get it off the ground and keep it aloft for 11 seconds. However their new model, the Gamera 2 managed to stay airborne for a solid 50 seconds, [...]
Forest Technology Systems closed the doors and flew their entire staff to Seattle for a trip to the Boeing aircraft plant. It was here they discovered the magical black stuff called Carbon Fibre.
LUCIE, the Laser Ultrasonics Composite Inspection Equipment, detects sub-surface defects in composite structures. It is used with an articulated arm equipped with a device emitting laser beams to generate ultrasonic waves without being in contact with the composites. This articulated arm gives flexibility in movements and a control of the technology which is especially adapted [...]
Oregon State University professor Jonathan Hurst talks about his work with robotics and physical interaction tasks.