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Date: 02/01/12 04:00 PM

36 Responses to A Swarm Of Nano Quadrotors: Robots In Formation

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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Link: A Swarm Of Nano Quadrotors: Robots In Formation - Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Skynet... here we come
  3. Profile photo of Hedkwab
    Hedkwab Male 18-29
    340 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    WATCH OUT! MANHACKS!!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    Wait till they can carry grenades.
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    Chocolatex Male 30-39
    84 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    This is amazing! I can see at nanoscale!!!!
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    phil7243 Male 18-29
    143 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    Space Invaders!
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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    Fing awesome
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    Wow that`s cool. Can`t wait until we use them to fly over an alien planet so their residents can film them, put them on the interstellar internet equivalent of YouTube (AlienTube I`d bet) and claim they saw a big silent UFO.
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Too scary. I think the sound is what gets me...
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania?

    Skynet...
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Damn it Fatninja...
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    I expect to see this on Big Bang Theory sometime in the near future. This is right up Howard`s alley.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    It is not "Nano". In this context, "nano" refers to nanometers and the robot, or at least parts of it, would be less than 100 nanometers. That means you`d be able to put 1,000 of them side by side just to be as wide as a human hair. It isn`t even a micro robot. It is simply a small robot.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32761 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    I for one welcome out Quadrotor Overlords...
    I LOVE the figure 8 movement!

    I`ve always said: there will NEVER be real AI, but it can come awful close...
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    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    pretty cool. Sounds like freakin bees. I could seriously scare some people with that
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    all i could think of was space invaders
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    AKA the last thing you will see before you die
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Don`t worry. These things have no stamina. Their batteries die very fast.

    My company builds a briefcase sized UAV that is less agile, but can stay up for 45 minutes. This is much more effective.
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    That is just cool. Even cooler, being paid to work on this stuff.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    :44 = Space Invaders.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3044 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    Um... nano?

    No.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    well.... that explains how bugs do it i guess.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    what`s with the bed sheets?
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    SuperBeast Male 18-29
    96 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    Just wait until the day you hear this humming coming through your vents with chemical warfare, or massive sized ones in units patrolling airspace and future earth... dun dun dunnnnn
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 12:29 am
    that was pretty badass
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    WhiteGryphyn Female 18-29
    97 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 2:02 am
    Have scientists ever heard of Replicators? They seem to be trying to make some.
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    Dim Male 18-29
    7 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 2:21 am
    I for one welcome our robot overlords.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 6:25 am
    So that`s what the end of the world will sound like.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3446 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 6:47 am
    Oh ya?! I heard that the Pentagon is looking into making predator drones completely computer operated. Computers killing human beings. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. It`s closer than you think.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:06 am
    Oh, c`mon, that was pretty fawcking cool. I don`t know what it`s good for, but there`s probably some good application for it I just can`t think of. 8-)
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    PopeRocket Male 30-39
    120 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

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    teknollag Male 18-29
    164 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 1:46 am
    But Mommy, everyoneee else has one.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 5:13 am
    Finally a way of demonstrating practically some beautiful mathematics which has been around for years.
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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
    321 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Now I feel like playing Galaga
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 11:46 am
    When I see those, all I see is this.

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    Sharkb8 Male 30-39
    28 posts
    March 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    we are all doomed.

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