Sweet Little Quadrocopter

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We don't know whether we should be terrified or overjoyed. We've just come across a video demo from the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab that shows an autonomous quadrotor helicopter performing "precise aggressive maneuvers." And trust us when we say, nothing in the foregoing sentence is an overstatement -- the thing moves with the speed and grace of an angry bee, while accompanied by the perfectly menacing whine of its little engine.

This little helicopter would make an excellent cartoon character.

Link - Via Holy Kaw

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This reminds me of the security copters William Gibson had in his "Virtual Light" series of books. Wow.
What would be even cooler than velcro is if the rotors could "flip" their direction of thrust to push the thing against the surface of the wall.
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