Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

http://www.ted.com In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams — for construction, surveying disasters and far more.

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24 thoughts on “Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

  1. 12 dimensional …
    12 dimensional means (in math)? that there are 12 variables to monitor it’s location.

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  3. first TED …
    first TED conference where the guy wasnt scared to? say the word “derivative” and actually talk about something slightly technical

  4. I would assume not …
    I would assume not since we can manipulate nonphysical dimensions in ways that are unobservable in physical perception. sorry if that doesn’t make? sense, it makes sense in my head…

  5. But if it is …
    But if it is possible to make it in a mathematical equation cant? it be possible in rl?

  6. @tmwlkcq r ofcourse …
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  7. Look at all these …
    Look at all these people doing science and and here iam sitting in my room masturbating ?

  8. lol too much …
    lol too much hollywood? dude, let us reach a point where we actually start think about freaky robots in a realistic manner

  9. 12 dimension. Heard …
    12 dimension. Heard of x,y,z, and T. Where are the rest 8. I? am so out of date now 😉 Amazing lil flies!!!

  10. Awesome? robots!!

    Awesome? robots!!

    They could be used to set bombs in a construction site, GTA-style

  11. They should make …
    They should make these as toys, with a programming interface similar to NXT mindstorm, and with? a advanced mode.

  12. who else? though …
    who else? though the little clip pic of this video looked like robert downey junior with the iron man glove?

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