Flying Robot for Disaster Relief

A proprietary multifunctional flying robot, developed by CAS Shenyang Institute of Automation, was tested for its performance at an earthquake exercise held on May 12, 2009 in Beijing, and approved for a limited production. The flying robot, in large and small specifications, looks like a helicopter in shape, having a camera installed at the lower part of the front. With a rotating wing of 3m, and a body length of 3m, the large model is of a 120-kg lifting capacity for 40 kg of payloads, working at 100-kilometer maximum cruising speed an hour with a maximum endurance for 4 hours. Continue reading