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Engineers have developed an autonomous octocopter that can attach shingles to the roof with a nail gun and move to the next point without a remote control or human assistance.. In addition to helping with supervision, robotic systems are gradually relieving people of repetitive, messy and dangerous work. A team from the University of Michigan now includes roofing work in the list of risky tasks performed by drones.. Engineers were an aircraft that uses cameras and sensors to navigate control. The same system helps him pinpoint where to drive nails.. In order for the drone to operate autonomously, the engineers broke the process down into smaller operations, and then the software that allows the octocopter to perform them successfully.. Drone Inspection for Wind Damage to Roof In the model presented, the trigger of the standard nailer has been replaced by a virtual switch that is activated once the unit is…

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Researchers have developed 3D printing techniques, in which, instead of sequentially applying one layer of material, models of light are formed in two different ways on a liquid resin. This allows you to make more durable products and speed up their production by 100 times.. Three-dimensional printing allows you to automate the production process of various elements of complexity, but using the classical method of devices, they gradually apply layer by layer, it takes a lot of time to complete the work. However, researchers at the University of Michigan have invented a new, faster 3D printing technology.. Their method uses a liquid resin and two different wavelengths of light to control it. One triggers the hardening reaction and the other prevents it. Together they determine which areas will be tough and which will remain liquid. The manufacturing process is «stretching» products from a container with resin and resembles casting rather…

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