I can imagine applying this chip to low-energy robotics, like flapping-wing vehicles the size of your fingernail, or lighter-than-air vehicles like weather balloons that have to go for months on one battery” –Karaman member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT.Karaman can actually imagine how human intelligence will take technology to a different level. The pace that technology has taken makes Karaman imagine of a time when swallowable small pills will help to navigate human body without overheating.
RelatedMultiple research groups have investigated minuscule drones so as to fit in the palm of your hand. It's like a mosquito-sized photographer that can fly around and snap pictures of the surroundings and land back in your palm safely. But to count its major drawback it carries that measured power that is needed to make its motor fly, thus leaving very little energy for other essential operations, such as navigation, state estimation, or a robot’s ability to determine where it is in space. To reduce Navion’s power consumption researchers came up with a design to minimize the amount of data. The team, through the design, was able to reduce the chip's memory from its previous 2 megabytes to about 0.8 megabytes. The chip was tested on the previously collected datasets that were generated by drones flying through various environments, such as office and warehouse-type spaces. From these examinations, the researchers were able to bring down the chip’s power consumption from 2 watts to 24 milliwatts. The group plans to demonstrate its design by implementing its chip on a miniature race car. Ultimately the MIT chip upgrade will be trialed on an authentic drone, and eventually on a miniature drone, by the researchers in support of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation.
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