Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can do many things, but high-g maneuvers to evade obstacles are not among them. This could change, however, as researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Carnegie-Mellon, Harvard, New York and Stanford universities work to achieve “fast (35 mph.), accurate and repeatable flight” with a small UAV. The team, led by Associate Professor Russ Tedrake of MIT, built a trial UAV with a wingspan of 28 in. The aircraft has reinforced foam ...

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