Cooperative Robots

Make that cooperative flying helicopter robots.

In this TED Talk, Vijay Kumar shows us robotic quadrocopters which are learning the kinds of behaviors that allow insects (and other creatures that move in herds / flocks / swarms) to achieve remarkable results. Building structures from blueprints is pretty neat, but it gets downright amazing when they start making music together.

Something tells me that we're going to be seeing a lot of these critters in the years to come, and that they are going to come in very handy indeed.


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