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Submission + - AirBurr UAV Navigates by Crashing Into Things (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: If you’ve ever watched a fly trying to find its way around a house, you might have noticed that it didn’t take a particularly graceful approach – it probably bounced off a lot of windows and walls, until by process of elimination, it found a route that was clear. Well, researchers at Switzerland’s EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems are taking that same approach with the latest version of their autonomous AirBurr UAV – it’s built to run into things, in order to map and navigate its environment.
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AirBurr UAV Navigates by Crashing Into Things

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