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Unformatted text preview: m [cheetah video] 31 The Fly’s “Halteres” The house fly‐ Musca domestica
32 A very sleepy fly… Syrphid Fly blue haltere ‐ Melanostoma mellinum
33 Heading lock gyroscope
Keeps the helicopter pointed in the desired direction gyro:
compute tail rotor:
actuate 34 The Gyroscope
A gyroscope is a sensor that measures changes in heading
• This is different from a compass which measures heading directly
• A gyroscope can only measure change in heading:
i.e. where you are pointed compared to where you were pointed A Mechanical Gyro: Gyros are everywhere!
• A cheetah’s head (the vestibular system)
Your head (try spinning around then walking)
This model helicopter
The r‐one robots
35 Wait, there’s anoth...
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This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course CS 128 at Rice.
- Fall '11
- Computer Science