28 Apr '17, 8pm

Video Friday: Friendly Cobot, Drone Swarms, and Robotic Recycling

DARPA is interested in swarm technologies, and luckily for them, drones have advanced to the point where it's possible to do some really interesting stuff with software on physical robots without having to worry about the hardware. One of the greatest things about DARPA is how they encourage progress through challenges and competitions, and the Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition gave three U.S. military service academies an enormous pile of quadrotor and fixed-wing drones, some airspace, and games to play:

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hard...

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