Watching 49 Quadrocopters Fly and Swarm Across the Night Sky Is Pretty…

There's something unnerving about watching quadrocopters fly and dart around. It gets even creepier when the quadrocopters team up and become a giant swarm, morphing into different shapes like a living organism. So you can imagine what watching 49 quadrocopters littering the sky feels like. It's like seeing aliens on… » 9/05/12 2:00am 9/05/12 2:00am

Watch the Murderous Quadrotor Blooper Reel to Feel Better about the…

We've established many times over that quadrotors are going to kill you, probably in your sleep. And that's, you know, that's okay, we've come to terms with it. Or had, until we found out their crucial weakness: they're actually hilariously bad at quadrotoring. Watch, giggle, and hope that it's one of these fools… » 7/01/11 4:30pm 7/01/11 4:30pm

Quadrotor Drones Can Juggle Balls with Each Other

We've already seen the murderous quadrotor drone juggle a ball with itself but that was just child's play! In this video, the quadrocopter plays a bit of catch with a human target and even bats the ball to and fro with another quadrotor drone. They keep the ball up in the air for quite a long time too. [Robots.net] » 3/29/11 9:00am 3/29/11 9:00am

Research UAV is Preview of Hovering Spy Drones of Tomorrow

Meet STARMAC, the Stanford Testbed of Autonomous Rotorcraft for Multi-Agent Control. Possibly the cleverest remote control mini-helicopter you've ever seen, packed with GPS, sensors and computer power. It's a research quad-rotor that the Stanford team is using to develop algorithms for future aircraft like it. » 7/03/08 10:40am 7/03/08 10:40am