MIT’s Autonomous Robot Plane Navigates Indoor Obstacles Without GPS

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  Academic and industry researchers have been obsessed with the idea of autonomous robotic vehicles for decades, and now it seems that a group at MIT might have brought the world one step closer. Members of MIT’s Robust Robotics Group recently released a video of an autonomous robotic airplane that can successfully navigate around indoor obstacles without the use of GPS. Using an an algorithm for  determining its “state”  — its location, physical orientation, velocity and acceleration — the plane successfully threaded its way among pillars in the parking garage under MIT’s Stata Center. Read the rest of MIT’s Autonomous Robot Plane Navigates Indoor Obstacles Without GPS Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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BLUA’s Civic Sports Center is a Naturally Cooled Artificial Mountain in Hangzhou, China

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Checks Out the World’s Largest Solar Bridge at Blackfriars

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The Bambu Pet Hammock II Provides a Stylish Spot for Your Furry Friend to Relax

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There is no need to sacrifice your finely planned home décor while trying to integrate your pet into your home. Pet Lounge Studios has created a refined piece of pet furniture that will meld beautifully with your interiors. The Bambu Pet Hammock II is a stylish, modern design created with a sustainable and solid bamboo frame, a cushy mattress, and a removable and washable cushion cover. Inspiration for the hammock was drawn from the same philosophy used by some of the most recognized Scandinavian furniture designers, which was to showcase the natural beautiful of the materials used. + Pet Lounge Studios The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bamboo pet beds , eco-friendly dog beds , eco-friendly pet beds , green dog beds , green pet beds , pet lounge studios , sustianble dog beds , The Bambu Pet Hammock II

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