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Ships over a certain size should have a robotic helicopter pad.
Why make a helicopter winch a patient when you could
In this evolving era of robotics, could a landing pad be
designed with a robotic arm that reaches up and assists a
helicopter to land. This would only be needed in rough
weather but it would give that extra security needed to
a helicopter in rough seas.
I was thinking if the helicopter is ranging three
dimensionally 5m and the ship is listing 30 or 40 degrees,
this is a tall order.
If a robotic arm is strong enough to lift and swing around
helicopter, imagine a helicopter on the end of a Hiab
then a quick coupler, at the best balance point on the
chopper, can used to reel in the aircraft with a robotic
I know it is easy to imagine, scifi wise, but robotics are
playing ball games so this isn't too far off. Just a few
magnitudes of scale in speed and mass.
Of course taking off is the easy part. You does want to be
thrown in the air?
Guinness World Records: Strongest robot arm
1.119 Mg capacity. Six-axis. Still accurate as of 2017 AFAICT. [notexactly, Apr 09 2017]
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||Giant robot arm ship to ship helicopter tennis
Sp: badminton. The rotors (powered or not) will affect the path from one t'other.
||This sort of technology application, wharves, spacestations,
shopping trolley stations, is going to needed fast positional
analysis as well as quick, accurate strength movement, as
[neutrinos shadow] pointed out.
||Some sort of segmented pole to side-step rotor blades