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DailyDirt: More Robot Helicopters

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Autonomous vehicles are just plain cool. Sure, there are robot cars that can drive themselves around -- but flying robots are really the bots to watch. In just a few years, little autonomous helicopters will be everywhere... watching your every move. Okay, maybe Big Brother isn't going to use flying cameras, but kids' toys are going to be really impressive soon. OLPC will be nothing compared to the programmable toys that will be in more and more homes. Just imagine a living room filled with blinking 12:00 clocks.... hmm. Anyway, here are a few more autonomous helicopter videos for your amusement.


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    Hephaestus (profile), Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 4:58pm

    The U of Penn one flys like a humming bird when it goes through verticle windows, pretty neat.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 7:26pm

    The U of Penn bot you posted here is the same one blogged about earlier here on Techdirt - it's the one that has been used to construct a building skeleton. This flying demo was from before they were able to do the more precise construction.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100709/04423410151/dailydirt-robot-helicopters.s html

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 7:27pm

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    heh. I thought the same thing... But I think there are other folks working on "humming bird" flying robots. Perhaps a topic for a future DailyDirt post. :)

     

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    AR (profile), Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 9:05pm

    Flying robospy?

    Yea, I've got a "kids toy" for that...BB gun

     

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