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Flying Humanoid Robot Hovering in Mid-air

Researchers from the Jet Power and Humanoid Robot Lab at the Guangdong University of Technology developed a humanoid flying robot that can hover stably in mid-air for more than twenty seconds by utilizing position feedback from a motion capture system.

Flying Humanoid Robot-photo-1
Image credit: the Jet Power and Humanoid Robot Lab

This research can improve the efficiency of humanoid robots to perform tasks such as crossing obstacles or reaching high places during emergency missions.

Key points:

  • The robot has ten joints.
  • Brushless motors and harmonic drives are used to actuate the joints.
  • Design is based on thrust vectoring.

Watch a short video of this below:

More information:
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2108.11557.pdf

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