Technology.am (May 24, 2009) — Scientists of China have developed robot helicopter, which can fly automatically without remote control.
They have developed two types of the robot, which was ready for production.
The size of the larger model of the robot helicopter is at 3 meters long and it is like a small car.
This model weighs 120 kg and has a payload of up to 40 kg. It can fly for 4 hours at a maximum cruising speed of 100 km per hour.
On the other hand, the smaller model of the robot helicopter weighs 40 kg. This model has a payload of 15 kg and maximum cruising speed of 70 km per hour.
Both the robots are fitted with a camera and they can hang in the air to catch aerial images, and search for or trace targets automatically.
Installed with a camera, the robot can hang in the air to catch aerial images, and search for or trace targets automatically.
“They are fueled by petroleum and priced from 700,000 (102,000 U.S. dollars) to 2 million yuan,” said Wu Zhenwei, a researcher.