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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hand Sized Robot Helicopters Perform Amazing Feats

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A minute and a half each, I caught these first 4 videos when they were released on Kurzweil AI on Feb. 1.  The last, a TED video, popped up on Boing Boing today.

"University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab | A swarm of ‘nano’ quadrotors in agile formations"
"A nano quadrotor is a multicopter that is propelled by four rotors and nanotechnology." -K.A.I.


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"TED2012: Robot quadcopters perform James Bond theme"
It's very cool to see them having fun with the fruits of their efforts.



All videos - Credit: General Robotics, Automation, and Sensing (GRASP) Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics


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