First Successful Perching on a Human Hand by a Robotic Bird Airplane (MAV/ UAV)

For perching on a stationary target, please see

The work by Aditya Paranjape, Joseph Kim, and Soon-Jo Chung at the Aerospace Robotics and Control Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Narration by Jenny Roderick at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The technical details of this work can be found in the following papers.
A. Paranjape, J. Kim, and S.-J. Chung, “Closed-Loop Perching of Aerial Robots with Articulated Flapping Wings,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, under review, 2012.

A. A. Paranjape, S.-J. Chung, H. H. Hilton, and A. Chakravarthy, “Dynamics and Performance of Tailless Micro Aerial Vehicle with Flexible Articulated Wings,” AIAA Journal, vol. 50, no. 5, May 2012, pp. 1177-1188.

A. A. Paranjape, S.-J. Chung, and M. S. Selig, “Flight Mechanics of a Tailless Articulated Wing Aircraft,” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 6, 026005, 2011.

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24 responses to “First Successful Perching on a Human Hand by a Robotic Bird Airplane (MAV/ UAV)”

  1. mg794613 Avatar

    This? is …
    This? is outstanding work!
    Next step… Human sized ornithopters ^^

  2. BBBS Avatar

    massively impressed?
    massively impressed?

  3. j0lis Avatar

    overcomplicated. …
    overcomplicated. drastically.

  4. GenosetScentia Avatar

    Should have fairly …
    Should have fairly strong magnets on both the hand? and the bird\uav instead of velcro.

  5. dmbaechle Avatar

    UIUC Talbot lab …
    UIUC Talbot lab represent!?

  6. xpring ch Avatar
    xpring ch

    $35 for? NIKE Shoes …
    $35 for? NIKE Shoes;
    $34 for LV Handbag;
    $11 for Rayban Sunglasses;
    $80 for Rolex Watches;
    36shopping. com—-The Coolest Shopping site !!!!!!

  7. TheChinesea Avatar

    Three Best things …
    Three Best things in the World? for me now:]:]:]:]:]:]:]
    1. Tom——My boyfriend!
    2. 99Cheap. com–the Cheapest Shopping site?
    3. the video above—- the most ironical and interesting video I think:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]

  8. LybioVideo Avatar

    Now put this in …
    Now put this in all? commercial planes so we always land safely!

  9. ivegothairfordays Avatar

    zooey deschanel …
    zooey deschanel makes robots now? Who knew lol?

  10. samisyosam Avatar

    The moment she …
    The moment she started speaking, all I could? think was “NERRRRRRRRRRRD!”

    I can’t help it.

  11. Vauric Avatar

    COMIC? …

  12. caseyjburk Avatar

    Pretty? impressive!
    Pretty? impressive!

  13. nekogakl Avatar

    Maybe, a part of …
    Maybe, a part of its unpopularity is because of it’s overuse. That does not? mean its a horrible font, maybe in the ’90s it was acceptable, not in 2012. I am not a specialist regarding fonts, but I do know its kerning is up, it’s not atractive to the eye, and completly useless.

  14. Sameth69 Avatar

    We get it, the …
    We get it, the internet hates Comic Sans. But it’s only unpopular because it was so grossly overused and in such blatantly incorrect circumstances, like in a secretarial memo or a funeral invitation. As far as the purpose for which it is intended, it works well. It’s a simple font that conveys childishness and fun in a way that isn’t jarring to read.

    Calling it a “horrible aborted font” outright shows that you don’t understand why it’s unpopular, only that you? hate it to be on the bandwagon.

  15. nekogakl Avatar

    No, it’s not “just …
    No, it’s not “just a font” its a horrible aborted font that? even its creator (microsoft) admits is horrible.

  16. klipsntoola Avatar

    ?????????? …
    ?????????? ?????????))

  17. klipsntoola Avatar

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  18. RePlaY737 Avatar

    you got a point …
    you got a point there. i should ignore you (if you really were attention whore).? but i can see know that you aren’t:)
    haha glad i got you with that:)

  19. billyandika3158 Avatar

    It’s actually …
    It’s actually called Chalkboard, available in Mac. Yes it looks? terrible, but at least it’s less ugly than Comic Sans.

  20. PirateMcSandwich Avatar

    he is catching it …
    he is catching it with the back of? his hand…

  21. zacsg1 Avatar

    very cool

    very cool

  22. leleuuc Avatar

    If something is …
    If something is serious do NOT use Comic Sans 🙂 please.?

  23. heheIvan Avatar

    My point exactly. …
    My point exactly. There’s a whole cult? of…font haters.

  24. jncodegen Avatar

    Am I the only one? …
    Am I the only one? who finds the narrators voice sexy?

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