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

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

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

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

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

    I can’t help it.

  7. Maybe, a part of …
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  8. We get it, the …
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    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.

  9. No, it’s not “just …
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