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They're doing this with a VICON system so it's only going to work in that space surrounded by those cameras. The cameras are tracking the quad copters and computer vision processing is done external to the quad copter. This system at the moment can't work outside as it requires a VICON system. Very cool, but I can't say that this is revolutionary.
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post #22 of 49
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They're doing this with a VICON system so it's only going to work in that space surrounded by those cameras. The cameras are tracking the quad copters and computer vision processing is done external to the quad copter. This system at the moment can't work outside as it requires a VICON system. Very cool, but I can't say that this is revolutionary.

The tech could be useful in manufacturing plants.

I think the next thing these guys should do is figure out a way for the swarm to manufacture more members. self replicating swarm would be quite a sight.
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post #23 of 49
This reaks of Skynet.
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I have no less than five RC helicopter (some very expensive ), but never seen anything like that formation flying before, fantastic!!

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This reaks of Skynet.

My same thought, I really hope it won't end like that!
Amazing video anyway, this is crazy!
post #26 of 49
Smithers, Fetch me a squadron of nano quadrotors, post haste!
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post #27 of 49
get to daa quadrotors
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post #28 of 49
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They're doing this with a VICON system so it's only going to work in that space surrounded by those cameras. The cameras are tracking the quad copters and computer vision processing is done external to the quad copter. This system at the moment can't work outside as it requires a VICON system. Very cool, but I can't say that this is revolutionary.
But why? Those things run on their own power so it just needs a remote-control chip with someone manually controlling it. Granted that a manually-controlled quadrotor would never be able to pull off such crazy and controlled flying feats.....but with enough training/practice, a bunch of people with remote controls could probably pull off stuff like that tongue.gif
I would kill to have even 1 of those on remote control. Its speed and precision movement would put a toy helicopter/plane (not "toy", but you know those professional ones) to shame.
Edited by Tippy - 2/5/12 at 3:17am
post #29 of 49
Half-Life 2 anyone? This is pure awesomeness right here! smile.gif
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Would love one of these. Fly over my neighbors and use the laser to toy around with their cats and dogs.
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