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Nanobot Music

Nano-copters work together to make music in this amazing video from TED

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 29 February 2012

Professor Vijay Kumar from GRASP, the robotics laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, just wrapped up a fantastic TED Talk on his robotics work. Using custom-built quad rotor nano-copters, Kumar's team demonstrated the agility, versatility and programmable awareness of these small drone-like devices. Kumar's work is focused on creating robots that can work together to achieve a common goal or complete a task. Kumar closed his talk out with the first public viewing of a stunning video depicting his flying robots working in unison to perform a rendition of the James Bond theme music. Kumar's work on the ability of robots to function as a team, both in making music and flying in formation has impressive implications for the future of functional robotic technology.


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