Meet the STARMAC robotic helicopter at Stanford

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During our recent photowalking, Stanford University rolled out its STARMAC team (Stanford Testbed of Autonomous Rotorcraft for Multi-Agent Control). These are quadrotor helicopters that can fly remotely without much human assistance. Really cool research project that you’ll want to check out. Anyway, here you meet the team: Gabe Hoffmann, Ph.D. candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics; Haomiao “H” Huang, Ph.D. candidate; Aeronautics and Astronautics; Steve Waslander, post doctoral scholar, Aeronautics and Astronautics; Vijay Pradeep, M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering and Mike Vitus, Ph.D. candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics. They fly it around and explain what it is. By the way, in the video they said it costs $10,000 to build one of these. The team did more research and found out that you could build one for about $3,000 now.

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2 Responses to “Meet the STARMAC robotic helicopter at Stanford”

  1. The Robotic Helicopter Show at Stanford (Tim O’Reilly eat your heart out!) « Scobleizer Says:

    […] Here’s the rest of the video with the STARMAC team. That’s Stanford Testbed of Autonomous Rotorcraft for Multi-Agent Control. […]

  2. James Robertson Says:

    If you want to see what flying techniques these Robotic Helicopters will be capable of, check out this video http://urltea.com/1rzs [liveleak.com]

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