Originally Posted by -=R00bin=-
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
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