Wednesday, October 1, 2014

myCopter: Introduction of Personal Copter at Cierva Named Lecture 2014

The European myCopter project aims to pave the way for PAVs to be used by the general public within the context of such a transport system.

The Cierva Named Lecture 2014 will take place on Wednesday 1 October and will be given by Prof. Dr. Heinrich H. B├╝lthoff, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany.

He will be talking about the 'myCopter' programme.

The myCopter project consortium consists of experts making the technology advancements necessary for a viable PATS, and a partner to assess the impact of the envisioned PATS on society (socio-technological evaluation).

To this end, test models of handling dynamics for potential PAVs will be designed and implemented on unmanned aerial vehicles, motion simulators, and a manned helicopter.

In addition, an investigation into the human capability of flying a PAV will be conducted, resulting in a user-centred design of a suitable human-machine interface (HMI).

Furthermore, the project will introduce new automation technologies for obstacle avoidance, path planning and formation flying, which also have excellent potential for other aerospace applications.

This project is a unique integration of technological advancements and social investigations that are necessary to move public transportation into the third dimension.

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