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Gesture controlled quadrotor swarm is smart enough to avoid pesky humans

Gesture controlled quadrotor swarm is smart enough to avoid pesky humans

By 2 January 2014

All hail our robot overlords. We had to get that out of the way before telling you about a new technology that takes us another step towards our inevitable enslavement by machines. This time reckless scientists at Aerospace Robotics and Control Laboratory... >>

Meet GimBall: The flying robot that can bump off obstacles without it affecting flight

Meet GimBall: The flying robot that can bump off obstacles without it affecting flight

By 30 October 2013

Crashing, the fatal flaw of flying robots, has just been bypassed. Using a gyroscopic protective shell the GimBall can literally bounce off walls and obstacles but continue to fly. Imagine how useful this would be for flying a camera bot into a burning... >>

Tiny remote control helicopter launches

Tiny remote control helicopter launches

By 30 November 2007

At last, you can be the pilot of your very own chopper... Small but with a big name, the "Flexible Bird Master Heli" measures just 15cm so can take off from your hand and be used indoors (if you're very careful, obviously). Will the promise of the ability... >>