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New Stabilization System Brings Unmanned Helicopters To Journalism, Law Enforcement, Agriculture, Utilities

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July 27, 2001
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American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology
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Piloting a helicopter can be like busting a bucking bronco. Pilots must battle the helicopter's innate tendency to accelerate in any direction, especially when hovering. Keeping a remote-controlled helicopter stable is an even more difficult task that requires expensive equipment and a ground operator with extensive training. As a result, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been mostly limited to the military and the movie industry. Now, unmanned helicopters are about to become easy to operate and affordable thanks to a stabilization system developed at the entrepreneurial incubator program at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, N.Y., July 23, 2001 — Piloting a helicopter can be like busting a bucking bronco. Pilots must battle the helicopter's innate tendency to accelerate in any direction, especially when hovering. Keeping a remote-controlled helicopter stable is an even more difficult task that requires expensive equipment and a ground operator with extensive training. As a result, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been mostly limited to the military and the movie industry.


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American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology. "New Stabilization System Brings Unmanned Helicopters To Journalism, Law Enforcement, Agriculture, Utilities." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 July 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010727101216.htm>.
American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology. (2001, July 27). New Stabilization System Brings Unmanned Helicopters To Journalism, Law Enforcement, Agriculture, Utilities. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010727101216.htm
American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology. "New Stabilization System Brings Unmanned Helicopters To Journalism, Law Enforcement, Agriculture, Utilities." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010727101216.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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