System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

Drones can fly at high speeds to a destination while keeping safe “backup” plans if things go awry.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 25, 2019 ~7 min

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Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 18, 2019 ~7 min

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MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

The silent, lightweight aircraft doesn’t depend on fossil fuels or batteries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 21, 2018 ~8 min

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Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate | MIT News

Low-power design will allow devices as small as a honeybee to determine their location while flying.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 20, 2018 ~7 min

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Keeping data fresh for wireless networks | MIT News

Algorithm provides networks with the most current information available while avoiding data congestion.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 4, 2018 ~7 min

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Albatross robot takes flight | MIT News

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2018 ~8 min

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Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones | MIT News

With new system, drones navigate through an empty room, avoiding crashes while “seeing” a virtual world.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 17, 2018 ~8 min

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Former Math Olympiad medalist embraces social entrepreneurship | MIT News

MIT senior Mehmet Efe Akengin aims to innovate for the greater good.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
March 25, 2018 ~8 min

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The autonomous “selfie drone” | MIT News

Alumni’s video-capturing drone tracks moving subjects while freely navigating any environment.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 13, 2018 ~9 min

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