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Robo Raven highlighted in children's magazine


The Quebec children’s science magazine Les Explorateurs is featuring Robo Raven in its November 2013 issue.

Les Explorateurs is used in elementary schools as part of science, geography, and history classes.

The Robo Raven story talks about the micro air vehicle’s ability to “mimic the wonders of the flight of a bird” and mentions its main innovation: independently flapping wings. It includes a cartoon representation of Robo Raven with three real birds saying, “Wow, what an acrobat!”

Robo Raven was developed by Professors S.K. Gupta (ME/ISR) and Hugh Bruck (ME) and their students in the Maryland Robotics Center. The latest iteration, Robo Raven III, incorporates solar panels in its wings. While the solar panels don't produce enough energy to power Robo Raven III in flight (they produce around 3.6 Watts while Robo Raven needs around 30 Watts to fly), they are effective in charging the MAV's batteries when it is stationary.

| See the online version of the article at the Les Explorateurs website | Read Dr. Gupta's blog post | Watch Robo Raven III and other exciting robots on the Maryland Robotics Center's YouTube channel |

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November 25, 2013


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