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Very agile mini flying robots. Autonomous... and in Swarms!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:20 am
by Nohbdy
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Did I mention they will have some capability in construction and transportation?

For the TEDtalks video full of information, details, and presentation into these things which include some clips of the other videos... watch this:
Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ErEBkj_3PY

Otherwise, here is a myriad of awesomeness(or fear, depending on your outlook!):

Agility, Maneuvers, Etc:
Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight
Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvRTALJp8DM(Flight Through Windows - Quadrotor Perching)
Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geqip_0Vjec (Flight Through Hoops)
Part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-dkonAXOlQ

Swarm:
A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4

Construction:
Construction with Quadrotor Teams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W18Z3UnnS_0

Transportation:
Cooperative Grasping and Transport using Quadrotors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBsJwapanWI

Mapping, Localization and Trajectory Following:
Autonomous Quadrotor Mapping, Localization and Trajectory Following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoMrPKCpWXw

Other/Miscellaneous/Unsorted:
Quadrotor Surveillance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=icdb9ftdZOw
Ball Juggling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3CR5y8qZf0Y
Interaction with a Quadrotor via the Kinect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A52FqfOi0Ek
Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sUeGC-8dyk


There are plenty more, and I'll be sure to add more too.
I hope four YouTube objects at once is alright! Otherwise I'll fix it for sure! Unless it's totally fine, in which case I might make them all like that perhaps :P (EDIT: Looks like the YouTube things didn't work, unless it was only me.. converting to linkage!)

Re: Very agile mini flying robots. Autonomous... and in Swar

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:38 am
by cypher1554R
Predecessor of Manhack thingy from HL2.

Hope not :P

It's pretty amazing.

Re: Very agile mini flying robots. Autonomous... and in Swar

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:59 am
by Nohbdy
These things seem like they could be way worse than manhacks ;-; other than the brute-force of the manhacks and that they're pretty much fully-autonomous.

There are two things this these things inspire me of though: A specific career-path option for future programming skills to improve technology(imagine being part of the programming team getting the software autonomous), and otherwise just a whole lot of fun ideas for video games using them as NPC's and etc!