June 15, 2010

Swarming Flight Array Takes Off

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Scientists at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a Distributed Flight Array that consists of individual bots that fly together in a swarm. The drones have infrared beams to find each other and then connect with magnets. While each quadrocopter is somewhat clumsy alone, when they dock they become a "sophisticated multi-propeller system." Even if one fails, the others can still function and, if attacked, can detach and later regroup.

Via Red Orbit

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 15, 2010 8:45 PM
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