In a video premiered at TED2012, autonomous quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab perform the James Bond Theme.
There is some impressive research coming out of the GRASP Lab; last month, they showcased the quadrotors flying in menacingly perfect formation.
Quadrotors are great fun — check out some of the Arduino-based platforms e.g. ArduCopter, AeroQuad.
That’s really quite frightening – it really is only a matter of time before they properly take over.
They remind me of the HK Aerials from the Terminator films.
Whenever I see robots doing anything, I have to think of Terminator. Check out this robot cheetah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=83ULlgpT1UQ
(They could have at least given it a head to make it less creepy…)
The end is near.