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http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/worlds-...eo-25-10-2011/

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The flying ball drone has been designed to hover like a helicopter, and take-off and land vertically from any terrain. The benefit of the ball shape allows the craft to fly forward at high speed using wings, which a helicopter can’t do. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action and its features explained.
First the Japanese invent Pocky, and now THIS!?
Geniuses.

It also looks like they were influenced heavily by Valve's Half Life series.


Edited by frickfrock999 - 10/25/11 at 9:05pm
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Nice
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That is pretty cool not going to lie. I like how it maintains flight even though he was swatting at it.
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All I can say is... MASSIVE cat toy.
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That is AWESOME.
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I swear I've seen this before in a different video where the drone flew through a window.
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Found a different video with a japanese person walking around with it ( Sept 6, 2011 ) but it got removed/account closed or so
it was a thing you can make from cheap hardware or so ( the site was 18+ or so... )
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That is awesome! Most stable drone I've seen so far.
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Posted here before about a year or so ago, but sitll cool.
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I WANT ONE!!!

I didn't think of the probes from HL series, but rather the interrogation droid in star wars a new hope.
    
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