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[GZ] Drone Swarm Assembles Itself, Terrifies Humanity. (With Video)

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YouTube- ETH Zurich IDSC - The Distributed Flight Array

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Communicating via infrared sensors – like the kind in your TV remote – the ‘bots quickly adapt to the changing conditions of flight. Each module has its own attitude sensor, and broadcasts its location to others in the collective. That way, if the aircraft starts tilting towards the right, the modules on the right side generate more thrust to compensate.

Add a dash of autonomous walking robots to these shape-shifting flyers, and you've almost got an airborne T-1000.
http://gizmodo.com/5558509/video-dro...y--danger-room

Run..
Seriously.
Run.
post #2 of 25
OMG noes, we are doomed.

Srsly, i'd like a few of those to play around with
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This tech is almost 5 years old now!

BTW: Humanity has doomed itself. We will parish at the wave of our own hand before skynet gets us!
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This tech is almost 5 years old now!

BTW: Humanity has doomed itself. We will parish at the wave of our own hand before skynet gets us!
so.. so so true! I agree 100%
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I can step on hundreds of them before four can assemble.
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I think replicators will be born soon ^^
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This tech is almost 5 years old now!

BTW: Humanity has doomed itself. We will parish at the wave of our own hand before skynet gets us!
Sorry to be the Grammar Nazi, but it's perish..

Parish is a totally different thing.
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Aren't these the things the Reapers used in Mass Effect 2?
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Sorry to be the Grammar Nazi, but it's perish..

Parish is a totally different thing.
No, it was a biblical thing!
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Well, I hope human can assemble like that in the future
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