Thursday, December 10, 2009

Robo-Air Jet System Makes Objects Float


"The system consists of a gimbaled air jet with two degrees of freedom. The air jet is supplied up to 620 kPa through a DC motor-controlled valve. Stereo vision cameras track the objects, and a control algorithm uses the position data and a fluid dynamics model to adjust the air jet, varying its speed and direction to keep the object in equilibrium." - [full paper here]

3 comments:

cybrbeast said...

Do you have a link to a website explaining how this works?

Annom said...

Link to article is under title. Link to paper is also there.

dekus said...

Can it float a midget? That would be awesome!