Robotic Landing Gear Developed at GT-AE has an Impact at DARPA Conference

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The development of flexible landing gear for rotorcraft shows promise for a large number of applications -- from military vehicle landings at sea to medical rescues in rough terrain.

The work of two GT-AE faculty, Dr. Mark Costello and Dr. Massimo Ruzzene, is pushing this scenario from concept to reality.

Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) the duo -- and a team of dedicated GT graduate students from the CAMM Lab -- have created a prototype (Rotor Buzz) that was recently displayed at the DARPA Wait, What? Forum on Future Technologies in St. Louis.

ROTOR BUZZ RULES. Find out what DARPA had to say about this new GT-AE prototype and see it in actionhere.  The project manager on this project, research engineer Mike Ward, worked with graduate students from the CAMM Lab:  Dooroo Kim, Jared Langley, Vasu Manivannan, and William Johnson.


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  • Created By:Sapna Mistry
  • Created:02/17/2016
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016