Athletic Power of Quadcopters
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads. I find the implications of this for robotics technology astounding. How soon can I have my own Phantom Drone that works like these babies? Probably sooner than we may think.