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Quadrotor Nanocopter Robot Swarm

Take twenty hand-sized quadcopters and sync them up to fly in autonomous configurations that would make the most fearless pilot anxious. This is the future of aerial technology — from construction to surveillance to robotic warfare.

Check out the way they deftly move through obstacles and perform a seamless figure-8. There’s some speculation that the lights in the corner of the room are helping monitor and configure the flying array, but regardless, this is a fascinating and hypnotic video to observe.

From youtube:

Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics. Special thanks to Professor Daniel Lee for his support.