The GRASP Quadrotor UAV. UFO Technology?

Submitted by: DickenMcHunt 6 years ago in Tech

The University of Pennsylvania has developed an autonomous aerial vehicle with incredible capabilities.
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Male 1,081
Manhacks!!!
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Male 2,868
Imagine like 5 of those things chasing you through a building.
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Male 1,299
@ bibinos

You don`t steer it.

It steers itself. Most UAVs have the ability for autonomous navigation or remote controlling- but they are capable of directing their own flight paths.

This is a demonstration of an extremely manuverable UAV whose applications could be (in a military setting) interior, urban and extremely low altitude flight. Imagine running through the woods and this thing zipping right behind you- in between trees, through logs, over rivers; all the while having a camera focused on you.

Imagine sending this guy in strapped with small explosives, smoke, or flash-bangs into an abandoned office building before sending SWAT in.

Blah, Blah, Etc, Etc
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Female 375
Want
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Male 3,076
0.o WTF that`s amazing!
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Male 37
I couldn`t help but notice that when it was flying through the three hoops, it didn`t turn. It flew equally well forwards, backwards, and sideways. In fact, it appears not to have a front or back but is symmetrical about 2 axes

Then how the hell you steer it? You need a point of reference i mean. Lets say you press forward on its control. How does that thing know where front is? so i do think theres a front and back.
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Male 126
Congratulations, you just made something that will be eventually used to kill people more efficiently.
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Male 736
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umm
wow
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Male 958
Its like those buzz saw things from hl2 dude they could actually engineer that kinda poo =_="""
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Female 1,236
Righteous.
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Male 2,056
Kyotay2001: [quote]"Halflife`s Portal"[/quote] ?
Half Life and portal are two separate games made by Valve man. get with the times!
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Male 2,056
repost. old but okay
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Male 208
the predator of the skies, never hear it coming
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Male 506
All it needs now is a hamster with a scarf to pilot it!
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Male 770
coolest toy i saw in years. Santa, I gotta have one.
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Male 415
damn thing is loud
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Male 759
you don`t even need to put missiles on that thing. Just tape a sharp stick to it. Jeez that`s are fast.
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Male 604
Reminds me of half life 2, but also SkyNet...

neither seems appealing to me right now.
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Male 43
Oh dear god, I must get one.
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Male 15,832
I couldn`t help but notice that when it was flying through the three hoops, it didn`t turn. It flew equally well forwards, backwards, and sideways. In fact, it appears not to have a front or back but is symmetrical about 2 axes.

Now, just scale it up, mount some cameras and guns, and we can clean out a house full of Taliban in about 10 seconds.
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Male 23
Puts me in mind of Half life`s Portal.
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Male 1,882
When they acquire laser cannons, humanity is finished.
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Male 300
Ready to bow down to our new robot masters. Hook me up, I`m a battery.
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Male 1,222
Hahaha vuvuzelas!
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Male 349
The police already use flying drones with cameras on them that look like that, nowhere near as good though. I remember them using them at stonehenge on the summer solstice, freaked me out, couldn`t work out if it was real or something to do with what the hippies gave me.
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Male 2,619
If this is real we`re all screwed.
Then again you could tell if you were being tracked by one when you stop, look up at the sky and think "why can I hear Vuvuzelas?"
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Male 150
the robotic uprising has now begun.
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Male 303
@CrakrJak

I remember seeing that on here a long while ago.
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Male 1,920
Muwahahahah

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Male 1,598
Man, just imagine one of these scaled up to average helicopter size. Now that`s one bad ass flying machine.
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Male 1,920
"their going to weaponize it and make it into an unstoppable killing machine."

Meh, won`t stand up to my FlySwater bot.
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Male 17,512
I think I submitted this same quadrotor flying and sticking onto walls, ceilings, angled surfaces, etc.. Can`t remember if it was ever approved.
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Male 15
these guys are gonna make fat stacks off this thing
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Male 795
"It`s a helicopter..."

Yes but it`s all computer driven. The craft navigates all on its own.
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Male 15,510
Christmas list!
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Male 586
their going to weaponize it and make it into an unstoppable killing machine.
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Female 246


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Male 10,440
OMG I want one. That is so cool!
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Male 5,314
sounds like a horrible horrible swarm of bees
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Male 2,402
Somebody is going to get a nice fat contract from the military.
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Male 533
It`s a helicopter...
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Male 4,290
Now all they need to do is miniaturise the Hellfire missile and the military will be all over this.
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Male 3,482
1:03

"Oh hey, this is pretty co- ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD..."
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Male 2,229
Flight robotics, i seen a longer version of this video somewhere, but can`t remember where.
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Male 559
AWESOME
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Male 25,416
Reminds me of gizmo on Flubber for some reason!
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Male 1,287
cool
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Male 196
All they have to do now is stick a bunch of AIDS needles on it and send it out to destroy us all.
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Male 1,081
So it`s like Big Dog but smaller and it flies.
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Male 1,598
damn that thing is loud!
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Male 1,378
LOL, Terminal
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Male 258
1:03 hypnotoad sound
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Male 480
Totally got dizzy watching it fly in that small circle.
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Female 1,515
Coool! Too bad they buzz like a swarm of annoying insects.
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Male 6,694
Looks like one of the things that will end up killing us all.
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Male 108
That would be awesome to have as a kid. Hell, I`d have just as much fun with it now.
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Female 347
I`ve seen this before. I`m pretty sure it wasn`t here so I won`t throw out the "repost" label, but it was pretty awesome then, and it`s pretty awesome now.
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Male 322
do want!
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Male 591
Is it just me, or does it look like one of those flying machines from terminator, just really small.
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Female 412
Wow awesome! ^^
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Female 3,001
how can it be "UFO" technology, what your saying is its "unidentified flying object" technology, but i would say this is pretty identified...

still its pretty cool though :)
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Male 2,552
Pretty badass little thing. I want one.
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Male 7,619
thats pretty badass
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Male 1,299
Link: The GRASP Quadrotor UAV. UFO Technology? [Rate Link] - The University of Pennsylvania has developed an autonomous aerial vehicle with incredible capabilities.
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