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The Future of the Phantom and other Quads

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eckoner, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. eckoner

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    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.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2itwFJC ... g0HJvpYNiQ


    Pretty badass
     
  2. marcus_canada

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    That's a classic video, great fun to watch, but I'm not entirely sure that's the practical future of quads, not unless you have Two rooms spare, one filled with 15 cameras 3D mapping the room at Uber high bitrate in realtime, and the other filled with computers.
    I might try it tomorrow LOL
     
  3. eckoner

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    Just as all tech advances when you see what it actually took to get a prototype to run it seems pretty comical something useable could come from it.

    I remember when i held the first iPod prototype in my hand it felt like a brick and was the size of a small shoebox!

    Look at them now!