A robotics research team at the University of Pennsylvania has designed a system to coordinate a number of small quadrotors, a step toward coordinating multiple robots for tasks such as surveillance or searching areas after a disaster. Quadrotor are the most stable form-factor for flying robots, but a swarm of nano-quadrotor flying synchronously just beats every other demo that we have seen. This is the work from the GRASP (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception) Laboratory, these tiny robots that fit in the palm of your hand can fly autonomously in solo, or in formation. They can even avoid simulated obstacles, like windows. Fore more information watch video below.
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