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Robotics and The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

February 6th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Kenneth Hines

sochi-2014-logoIn anticipation of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter games, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with NBC Learn to feature the “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.” The series highlights the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the olympics.

One of the segments titled, “Olympic movement and robotic design,” features Raffaello D’Andrea, Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland. The segment highlights the Quadrocopter, which is similar to a helicopter, except with four independent rotors that allow it to move with more agility. The video shows the Quadrocopter working through a slalom course and also shows the ability to quickly react to changes in conditions similar to what is done in Ice Dancing.

Check out the video below:

You can see the full set of videos here.

Robotics and The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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