This week, the Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Machine Mobility will be displaying the novel Robotic Landing Gear (RLG) system at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, sponsored by AAAA. The RLG system improves the operational capability of rotorcraft by enabling landings on steeply sloped or rough terrain that a rotorcraft with conventional landing gear would be unable to land upon. The project is currently in its second phase, and the team is developing a RLG system for a 400lb UAV with sponsorship from DARPA and in partnership with Boeing. The professors currently involved are Mark Costello (PI), Claudio Di Leo (co-PI) and Julian Rimoli (co-PI).
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