Photo: MIT Prototype robot Albatross
The robot was equipped with a triangular sail, thin, like the wing keel, added a GPS, inertial sensors, autopilot and ultrasound.
The engineers at mit have created a prototype robot-the Albatross, which can swim and fly, according to MIT News.
Sailing hybrid glider boats can reach speeds of about 37 miles per hour, and it would need to halve the wind speed than the real Albatross.
Wingspan design – three meters, as the average of the Albatross. The robot was equipped with a triangular sail, thin, like the wing keel, added a GPS, inertial sensors, autopilot and ultrasound to track the altitude.
The UNAv, a wind-powered UAV for ocean monitoring: performance, control and validation from Gabriel Bousquet on Vimeo.
Earlier Корреспондент.net told about the most interesting robots by Boston Dynamics .