Servo Magazine (February 2008)

Robytes | February 2008 | UAV Imitates Sea Birds

By Jeff Eckert    View In Digital Edition  


So one day Guy Meadows, director of the Marine Hydrodynamics Labs at the University of Michigan (http://www.umich.edu), was floating around and saw a flying fish pop out of the water and soar over the waves. He was so impressed and inspired that he said, “Wow. I’ll bet I can build one of those,” hence the name of the UAV that he and some engineering researchers designed and built. Somehow the concept evolved away from fish and focused on sea birds, but the name stuck. In any event, Meadows and his ...

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