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05/07/12 Experts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Aerospace Robotics and Control Laboratory (ARCL) announce the successful development of a flying robot capable of perching on a human hand at landing. This is made possible by sophisticated control algorithms, coupled with an innovative design of the airplane itself. The prototype has articulated wings and no vertical tail, allowing it to complete a variety of maneuvers that conventional aircraft are simply not capable of. Researchers drew their inspiration from how actual birds fly, since they had millions of years at their disposal to become as efficient as possible at flying.…
12/19/09 Using a GE commercial certified flight management system, AAI’s Shadow unmanned aircraft performs first demonstration flight of UAS operating in the US national airspace. GE Aviation and AAI Corporation, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Army performed the first “proof of concept” flight demonstrations of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) controlled with a GE Flight Management System (FMS) certified for use in commercial manned aircraft. These flights used the AAI Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System controlled by the GE Aviation FMS as part of the UAS FAA & Industry Team (UFIT) Cooperative Research and Development Agreement…