Researchers @ Work: Robo Raven
June 12, 2013
- Army's robotic bird can hide in plain site
- Seagulls and songbirds flew near robotic bird; hawks tried to attack it
- Successful collaboration: ARL, Univ of Maryland and AF Office of Scientific Research team
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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 12, 2013) -- Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland teamed to create Robo Raven, a robotic bird that can perform extreme aerobatics that no other mechanical bird has ever been able to perform. Hear from ARL Researcher John Gerdes on ARL's collaboration with UMD and potential future military uses of this technology.
The research on Robo Raven conducted at the University of Maryland was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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