FURI | Fall 2018
Letting Robots Glide Instead of Falling
Several prototype deployable gliding wings are mounted to a robotic jumping chassis. The results of trials with variables such as different wings and different times of deployment are compared to each other and correlated with a dynamic computer model. Certain prototype wings show a greater increase in distance traveled than others. An approximate optimal deployment time minimizes drag while jumping maximizes travel distance.
Hometown: Redlands, California
Graduation date: Spring 2019