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Date: 10/25/10 10:43 AM

64 Responses to The GRASP Quadrotor UAV. UFO Technology?

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Link: The GRASP Quadrotor UAV. UFO Technology? - The University of Pennsylvania has developed an autonomous aerial vehicle with incredible capabilities.
  2. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 10:52 am
    thats pretty badass
  3. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Pretty badass little thing. I want one.
  4. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 10:55 am
    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 :)
  5. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Wow awesome! ^^
  6. Profile photo of Scotchy
    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Is it just me, or does it look like one of those flying machines from terminator, just really small.
  7. Profile photo of rbt_food
    rbt_food Male 18-29
    322 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:04 am
    do want!
  8. Profile photo of beccab86
    beccab86 Female 18-29
    347 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:16 am
    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.
  9. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:19 am
    That would be awesome to have as a kid. Hell, I`d have just as much fun with it now.
  10. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Looks like one of the things that will end up killing us all.
  11. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Coool! Too bad they buzz like a swarm of annoying insects.
  12. Profile photo of imaguitargod
    imaguitargod Male 18-29
    480 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Totally got dizzy watching it fly in that small circle.
  13. Profile photo of Terminal88
    Terminal88 Male 18-29
    259 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:59 am
    1:03 hypnotoad sound
  14. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    LOL, Terminal
  15. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    damn that thing is loud!
  16. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    So it`s like Big Dog but smaller and it flies.
  17. Profile photo of NoArms5534
    NoArms5534 Male 18-29
    196 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    All they have to do now is stick a bunch of AIDS needles on it and send it out to destroy us all.
  18. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    cool
  19. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Reminds me of gizmo on Flubber for some reason!
  20. Profile photo of danky
    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    AWESOME
  21. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Flight robotics, i seen a longer version of this video somewhere, but can`t remember where.
  22. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    1:03

    "Oh hey, this is pretty co- ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD..."
  23. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Now all they need to do is miniaturise the Hellfire missile and the military will be all over this.
  24. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    It`s a helicopter...
  25. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Somebody is going to get a nice fat contract from the military.
  26. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    sounds like a horrible horrible swarm of bees
  27. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    OMG I want one. That is so cool!
  28. Profile photo of Wai-Yu
    Wai-Yu Female 13-17
    246 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm


  29. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    their going to weaponize it and make it into an unstoppable killing machine.
  30. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Christmas list!
  31. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    "It`s a helicopter..."

    Yes but it`s all computer driven. The craft navigates all on its own.
  32. Profile photo of godischill
    godischill Male 13-17
    15 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    these guys are gonna make fat stacks off this thing
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    I think I submitted this same quadrotor flying and sticking onto walls, ceilings, angled surfaces, etc.. Can`t remember if it was ever approved.
  34. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    "their going to weaponize it and make it into an unstoppable killing machine."

    Meh, won`t stand up to my FlySwater bot.
  35. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Man, just imagine one of these scaled up to average helicopter size. Now that`s one bad ass flying machine.
  36. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Muwahahahah

  37. Profile photo of raven_mac
    raven_mac Male 18-29
    303 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    @CrakrJak

    I remember seeing that on here a long while ago.
  38. Profile photo of redspade
    redspade Male 13-17
    150 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    the robotic uprising has now begun.
  39. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    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?"
  40. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
    349 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    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.
  41. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    Hahaha vuvuzelas!
  42. Profile photo of splat13
    splat13 Male 30-39
    301 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    Ready to bow down to our new robot masters. Hook me up, I`m a battery.
  43. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    When they acquire laser cannons, humanity is finished.
  44. Profile photo of Kyotay2001
    Kyotay2001 Male 30-39
    23 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    Puts me in mind of Half life`s Portal.
  45. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    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.
  46. Profile photo of epic_haze
    epic_haze Male 18-29
    43 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    Oh dear god, I must get one.
  47. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 1:16 am
    Reminds me of half life 2, but also SkyNet...

    neither seems appealing to me right now.
  48. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 1:30 am
    you don`t even need to put missiles on that thing. Just tape a sharp stick to it. Jeez that`s are fast.
  49. Profile photo of ingrateful
    ingrateful Male 13-17
    415 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 3:37 am
    damn thing is loud
  50. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 6:56 am
    coolest toy i saw in years. Santa, I gotta have one.
  51. Profile photo of Helgarin
    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 8:42 am
    All it needs now is a hamster with a scarf to pilot it!
  52. Profile photo of PBZebras
    PBZebras Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    the predator of the skies, never hear it coming
  53. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    repost. old but okay
  54. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Kyotay2001: "Halflife`s Portal" ?
    Half Life and portal are two separate games made by Valve man. get with the times!
  55. Profile photo of PTPete
    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Righteous.
  56. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
    956 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    Its like those buzz saw things from hl2 dude they could actually engineer that kinda poo =_="""
  57. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    ...
    umm
    wow
  58. Profile photo of Barrye
    Barrye Male 18-29
    127 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm
    Congratulations, you just made something that will be eventually used to kill people more efficiently.
  59. Profile photo of bibinos
    bibinos Male 18-29
    37 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 11:53 pm
    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.
  60. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    October 27, 2010 at 3:48 am
    0.o WTF that`s amazing!
  61. Profile photo of icklevamp
    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    October 27, 2010 at 4:49 am
    Want
  62. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 27, 2010 at 7:50 am
    @ 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
  63. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    October 27, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Imagine like 5 of those things chasing you through a building.
  64. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Manhacks!!!

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