Let's Make Robots!

It flies, it flies!!

I posted some time ago that some friends and I were building a Semi-Autonomous Quad-rotor helicopter for our Masters' Project at uni. Well, we've been working hard, and have finally built the actual helicopter (using a kit found at http://www.mikrokopter.de ). After most people had left uni last night, we found a large open space to do some simple test flights. I would say that the flights were a partial success, in that we now have to calibrate all the controls and work out exactly what each control is doing (I crashed the helicopter on its second flight!)

Semi-autonomous Quad-rotor Helicopter

Some of you may remember me posting a robot page last week about this subject. It was decided (and I agreed with it) by Fritsl to remove it from there as it was no more than idea at the moment. That said, it was a very firm idea as this makes up a third of this ears mark and a sixth of our final Master's classifications!

 One of our group members has started up a Blog on Blogger to keep a track of thing, so click the link below and you can follow it to keep up to date with what we're doing.