Nano Quadrotors: Quadricopters with Artificial Swarm Intelligence by GRASP Lab & KMel Robotics

Autonomous helicopter with four engines (Quadrotor). Artificial Swarm Intelligence in Nano Robotic Systems. Nano Quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics.

The quadricopter passes easily through windows in a vertical position regardless of the angle of the opening. It does so at a high speed and stabilizes itself the right way up or upside down immediately after.

There could be many applications for this type of drone: military intelligence, for the police, or even for natural disasters such as the collapse of buildings.

Swarm robotics is a new approach to the coordination of multirobot systems which consist of large numbers of mostly simple physical robots. It is supposed that a desired collective behavior emerges from the interactions between the robots and interactions of robots with the environment. This approach emerged on the field of artificial swarm intelligence, as well as the biological studies of insects, ants and other fields in nature, where swarm behaviour occurs.

Special thanks to Professor Daniel Lee for his support. Daniel Mellinger, Nathan Michael and Vijay Kumar from Grasp Lab at the University of Pennsylvania have designed this ultra easy to use UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).

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24 thoughts on “Nano Quadrotors: Quadricopters with Artificial Swarm Intelligence by GRASP Lab & KMel Robotics

  1. i? like how they …
    i? like how they used a model of a house window to demonstrate how these little guys can kill you in your bedroom in the night.

  2. oh man, can you …
    oh man, can you imagine what they can do for the military.? this is some very cool stuff.

  3. Cool video… Say. …
    Cool video… Say… does anyone remember back int he good old days when you could just sit and watch videos without a bunch of? irritating, constant little text pop-ups that you keep having to ‘X’ out, only to have new ones keep popping up? Boy, I loved those days… I always thought that’s what the description section was for. I guess we need to have pop ups for the people with ADD?

  4. in a couple of …
    in a couple of years they gonna be? patrolling streets equipped with guns

  5. Yes, maybe even? …
    Yes, maybe even? they can take off and landing by themself ! XD

  6. This is great!? …
    This is great!? With that level of control, they could be flying cars that only need us for takeoff and landing, perhaps!

  7. Alright that is a …
    Alright that is a little too much for my budget but give it 2-3 years and it’ll be 50? bucks!

  8. I don’t know how …
    I don’t know how much? those “nano quadrotors” will cost. But you can buy now something similar for $299: ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone

    And it can be controlled with your iPhone or Android Phone. =D

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