Synchronous presentation of nano quadrotors
Now developers from around the world are trying hard to create software for all kinds of robots, including the quadrotors with "intelligence". Recently, KMel Robotics company and the University of Pennsylvania have introduced a new design of quadrotor, which shows some progress in the development of software for the robots interaction.
In the showcase presentation were 20 nano quadrotors, each of them is equipped with a balancing system as well as able to interact with the "colleagues". In addition, each unit can operate independently, for example, it is able to round encountered obstacles. In this case, the remaining quadrotors will not repeat the movements of its “colleague”.
In general, it is quite interesting to look at the flight of a single quadrotor, as well as a swarm of quadrotors. These 20 aircrafts can perform very complex tricks, which really show a high skill level of their creators that designed this whole system. That development could lead to creation of "bird guards", which interact very effectively. The test presentation is below.
Unfortunately, the basic principles of software that control all of these units are not disclosed. But we can hope that the developers will soon make a detailed report on this topic. It would be interesting to see, hear and read about it.
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