Twenty quadrotors fly in formation at the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP lab
The GRASP quad squadron can fly in linear arrays, navigate around obstacles
The autonomous squadron made up of 20 quadrotor robots from KMel Robotics (Photo: Kmel Robotics)
Remote-controlled quadrotor robots have been around for some time, but in the following video just released by a research team at the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab, science fiction edges much closer to science fact. Displaying complex autonomous swarm behavior, the miniature craft perform some astounding maneuvers and provide an interesting glimpse into what the future may hold for surveillance, search and rescue, light construction and warfare.
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