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EASE

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EASE is a small hovering robot designed for operating in close quarters where wireless and GPS signals are limited. Applications include surveillance, search and rescue, and infrastructure inspection.

Creator
CyPhy Works
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Aerospace, Research, Drones
Creator
CyPhy Works
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Aerospace, Research, Drones

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Specs

FEATURES
Microfilament tether carries power and data between robot and base station. Virtually unlimited flying time. Ducted fan protects rotors.
HEIGHT
40 cm | 16 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | in
WIDTH
30 cm | 12 in
WEIGHT
1.3 kg | 3 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | mph

SENSORS
High-definition video cameras (forward looking and down looking). Thermal infrared camera. Down-looking sonar. Down-looking infrared distance sensor. Upward looking infrared distance sensor. IMU.
ACTUATORS
Two brushless DC motors. Four micro servos.
POWER
Vehicle gets power via microfilament connected to base station, which is powered by batteries, vehicles, generators, or the electrical grid.
COMPUTING
On-board: ARM7 processor and microcontrollers. Base station: Linux dual core computer.
SOFTWARE
Linux-based OS; proprietary control software; interoperable with open standards.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
N/A
MATERIALS
Carbon fiber composites.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
The EASE concept was originally conceived by CyPhy Works engineer Sam Johnson. The product architecture and EASE airframe design were developed by Jason Walker and the CyPhy team. CyPhy Works collaborated with Eric Johnson and the team at Georgia Institute of Technology to develop the control system and machine vision technology to enable indoor flight.
WEBSITE
http://cyphyworks.com