Quadrocopter Pole Acrobatics

Quadrocopter Pole Acrobatics

This video shows two quadrocopters capable of not only balancing an inverted pendulum, but also of launching it off the vehicle and catching it again. By Dario Brescianini, Markus Hehn, and Raffaello D’Andrea. IDSC, ETH Zürich, Switzerland For further information, please visithttp://www.flyingmachinearena.org and http://robohub.org/video-throwing-and…. This work is supported by and builds upon prior contributions by numerous […]

Raffaello D’Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

Raffaello D’Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads. TEDTalks […]

Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams — for construction, surveying disasters and far more. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers […]