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    Helios Solar Powered Aircraft

    Uploaded on Sep 27, 2006

    Compilation of test flights.

    Pathfinder Solar Plane preceeded Centurion. Pathfinder turned into Pathfinder+ by removing the original center panel and replacing it with a panel that was about 48 feet in length. Centurion turned into Helios Prototype, which turned into Helios and Helios with a fuel cell. The difference between Centurion and Helios prototype was removing the center panel and adding 2 new center panels. Helios flew with 5 pods and had a full solar array. The fuel cell version was made by removing the center pod and replacing it with the fuel cell pod. That is the one at the end of the video.

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    Military Blimp EXCLUSIVE

    Published on Oct 28, 2015

    Article "Watch the Final, Dying Moments of the Runaway Blimp"

    by Sam Biddle
    October 29, 2015

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    Minimally invasive exploration for heritage buildings

    Published on Dec 4, 2017

    Inria and CNRS are teaming up with the Faculty of Engineering of Cairo University and the HIP Institute (Heritage, Preservation, Innovation) with the support of the Robeauté company and La Fondation Dassault Systèmes to design an innovative robot that could explore heritage buildings while leaving as few traces as possible. Scientists call this approach « minimally invasive robotic exploration ».

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    Vodafone and Airbus set out new era for autonomous airships

    Published on Sep 17, 2019

    Airships are one of the most graceful forms of air transport and they may become more prevalent in the 5G age.

    At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show Vodafone Germany and Airbus revealed their co-operation on a new unmanned aerial vehicle called ALtAIR.

    The 12 metre tall airship is guided from up to 250 kilometres away using Vodafone’s 5G network.

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    DOCOMO develops blade-free drone fitted with high-res camera and LEDs

    Nov 9, 2021

    NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has developed a blade-free, blimp-type drone equipped with a high-resolution video camera that captures high-quality video and full-color LED lights glow in radiant colors.
    "Harmless Sound Waves Propel This Indoor Camera Drone for a Safer, Quieter Experience"
    Crashes would be no more catastrophic than a ball bouncing on the floor.

    by Andrew Liszewski
    November 15, 2021
    Last edited by Airicist2; 21st November 2021 at 23:13.

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    Article "Sergey Brin Has a Secret Plan to Put Airships Back in the Skies"
    The billionaire and co-founder of Google has quietly helped modernize a long-forgotten form of flight—one that could be used to transport cargo or assist during humanitarian relief missions.

    by Ashlee Vance
    May 25, 2023

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    Reinforcement learning for outdoor balloon navigation - Outdoor tests

    Sep 15, 2023

    Videos of the outdoor tests conducted as part of the "Reinforcement Learning for Outdoor Balloon Navigation" published in IEEE-RAM

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