Nano quadrotors demonstrate complex swarm behavior
Feb 02, 2012, 07:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In the video below, teams of up to 20 nano quadrotors
demonstrate movement in multiple formations. First of all we get to
see formation flight where each autonomous quadrotor manages to
hold their position in the formation perfectly during movement.
Formations can also transition between many 3D shapes.
"The intelligence of the swarm is such that formation flight can
take into consideration obstacles. So, for example, 20 quadrotors
flying in a 4 x 5 formation will automatically adjust their
positions to travel through a small gap such as a window. Once
through the gap they will move back into formation.
"The nano quadrotors have been developed by KMel Robotics, but
few specifics are known about their make up. The aggressive
movement of the quadrotors is impressive, but it's their ability to
work autonomously and as a team that will get most people, and