Quadrocopters Can Be Dirty Hippies, Too

Entertainment Editor
12.08.10

“Kick it over here,” said the quadrocopter, before murdering everyone.

As if it weren’t bad enough that engineers at UPenn taught quadrocopters “precise aggressive maneuvers” then gave them claws and programmed them to lift objects in unison and recover from violent throws.  Now the engineers at Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control have taught a quadrocopter to play hacky sack.  That’s right.  They’re teaching it how to be a hippy.  Now you’ve gone too far, science.

I can accept a quadrocopter that creeps in our windows, snatchin’ our people up with its claws, but I simply will not stand for a quadrocopter that wears a ratty Baja hoodie, reeks of patchouli, and asks me to sign a petition. I never thought I’d say this, but I miss the old-fashioned quadrotor helicopters that just ripped faces off.

[Rasta beanie hat tip to Gizmodo]

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When not writing for Uproxx, Caleb likes to volunteer at the legless cat shelter and photoshop the Babadook into all of his family photos. He once resolved the question “To be or not to be?” through the clever use of General Semantics. Your mom thinks you could be more like him if you only applied yourself.

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