See nano quadcopter robots swarm (video)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Feb 3, 2012.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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    In the future, a swarm of flying robots may do the work now done by human search teams. A robotics research team at the University of Pennsylvania has designed a system to coordinate a number of small quadcopters, a step toward coordinating multiple robots for tasks such as surveillance or searching areas after a disaster.
    The General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) lab at UPenn yesterday posted a video on You Tube with nano quadcopters showing remarkable agility and the ability to perform as a team.



    The quadcopters are able to flip over and maintain flight. More amazing (unnerving?) is their operation in formation. Based on commands, 16 quadcopters change direction, land, navigate past obstacles, and even fly in a figure-eight formation.
    Coordinating the action of multiple robots is one of the big technical challenges in robotics research now. Small robots, such as these nano quadcopters, could be well-suited for certain missions, but people need methods for programming small, inexpensive robots in large groups rather than manually configuring each one.



    Tom Selleck's runaway movie coming to life :mad:

    Soon they will be programed to hunt and kill us.
     
  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    We may, as a species be far too smart for our own good.

     
  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    # 7 1/2 shot...28'' Modified choke...
    Lay down a sweeping pattern...Problem solved...
    or just ''bommerang the controller''...
     
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  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    That incessent drone reminded me of a swarm of bees. I thought I'd have nightmares the first time I watched that the other day.
     
  5. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    An abrupt end to the nude sunbathing I guess
     
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  6. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Does this mean that I gotta have tan lines now?[boozingbuddies]
     
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  7. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Almost as bad as the glider pilots
     
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I bet you could make a Good Case against the Operator of such a Remote Controlled Device, as a Violation of any local, or State, Peeping Tom Statute, especially if pictures were taken, of a Human, Sunbathing in their fenced backyard.... And SCOTUS Ruled that a Search Warrant is required for any type of Thermal Scanning of Private Property, as well. Would be an interesting Test Case....
    ..... YMMV....
     
  9. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Under all that fur....? ;)
     
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  10. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just a NOTE, here: Operation of ANY Radio Frequency Source in the USA REQUIRES a License from our Federal Communications Commission. There are a Very Few RF Emitters that can be operated un-License. These are very Low Powered, have very Limited Range, and are limited to very Specific frequency Bands. Operating an UnLicensed RF Source is a Federal Felony, and depending on Who your messing with, can bring down the Federal .GOV, on you like a Ton of Bricks. It is NOT recommended, by anyone in the Industry, or Biz... There was a recent case where a State Prison Warden wanted to disrupt the Clandestine Cellphones being used in his prison. He bought a Cellphone Jammer, off the Internet, and set it up in his prison. Worked just a bit to well and took out all the surrounding CellSites. AT&T Wireless went looking for the Problem and traced to the Prison. No One would talk to the them when they made inquires. They contacted the local FCC Office and registered an Official Complaint. The FCC sent a Field Agent to investigate, and he was also turned away at the Prison Gate. He then went and got the local US Marshal, and they returned to the Prison, and the Marshal and FCC Agent were directly escorted to the Wardens Office, where they discovered the Jammer. The US Marshal arrested the Warden, on the spot, and the Jammer was taken as evidence. The US Attorney made a deal with the State Ag to get the Warden released, on the condition, that No Unlicensed RF Emitters would EVER be operated by the State again.....

    Moral of this episode is: "Never mess with Corporate America, and its Profits, or you will find your A** is a sling, real fast."
    ..... YMMV....
     
  12. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Bruce: While I appreciate the sentiment and know what the law is, I think most of what we talk about on here is in regards to post-TEOTWAWKI or some type of civil collapse. Thus, during such time, I won't be bothering to contact the FCC in order to get my GMRS license to use the high output on my Walkie-Talkie... or to renew my hunting license for that matter.

    So, 10 years from now when the .gov uses these little gnanno-gnats to spy on its citizens and marshal law is in order, I'm not going to fret about using an RF jammer to even the odds a little.

    Wolverines!
     
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  13. goinpostal

    goinpostal Monkey+

    I say the sport of falconry needs to make a come back.A trained raptor would make short work of those things.
    Matt
     
  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Old low tech solution to a modern high tech threat?

    I like your way of thinking....old low tech solution for a modern high tech threat.....problem is, people wearing falconry gloves will be placed on the terrorist watch list....with the rest of the other cooky dressed subversives.
     
  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  16. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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  17. goinpostal

    goinpostal Monkey+

    I use to hunt dove with a wrist rocket,with 5-6 pennies at a time as ammo.
    I've dropped up to 4birds at one time in this manner out to 50yrds.
    I could make short order of those things without hardly making a sound. Matt
     
  18. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  19. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++


    Uhh, TPTB got away with it in airport scanners (porn factories), so why shouldn't they get away with the drones? Precedent has been set. Another freedom down the toilet.

    Kajun
     
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  20. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yep, They reported to to the FCC.... HOWEVER, This is NOT a Public Safety issue, and the Commission doesn't have the Field Agents to deal with non Safety of Life and Property issues, unless there is some overwhelming Public Safety concern. Better for these folks to go find the local Ham Radio Operator, and ask him to track down the source. Some of them love to go hunting RF Interference Sources. If it were a Police or Fire Radio Interference, then the FCC would send out someone, when they had a Field Agent available, and even then it could be DAYS, or even weeks. .... YMMV....
     
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