HOLY S

Quad. Quadrotor.

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Yesterday, Vijay Kumar from the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab presented some of their research at the TED2012 conference.

MANHACKS

“Quadrotor Formation Flying Gets Aggressive” Oh. Great.

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Researchers at UPenn's GRASP Lab taught quadrotor helicopters "<a href="http://widget.uproxx.com/b/2010/06/the-manhacks-are-coming">precise aggressive maneuvers</a>" then <a href="../2010/07/the-manhacks-are-cooperating">gave them claws</a> and programmed them to lift objects in unison and <a href="../2010/09/whats-that-terrifying-quadrocopter-doing-now">recover from violent throws</a>.

MANHACKS

Play Quadrocopter Off, Keyboard Cat

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Not content with teaching a quadrotor helicopter how to be a Researchers study high-performance flight, fast-changing flight maneuvers and other topics [Ed.

MANHACKS

Quadrocopters Can Be Dirty Hippies, Too

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

NITRO PLANES

Flying Shark? Oh You Better Believe Flying Shark.

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How have I gone my whole life up to this point without knowing a $99 remote-controlled flying shark exists.

gadgets

World’s First Robotic Jetpack

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Awhile back The Martin Aircraft Company released their remote-controlled robotic jetpack can lift loads of almost 220 lbs (100 kg) up to 10,000 feet with a range of over 30 miles, traveling at a max speed of 63 mph.

HALF LIFE

What's That Terrifying Quadrocopter Doing Now?

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We've been following Daniel Mellinger and Vijay Kumar's work at UPenn's <a href="http://widget.uproxx.com/b/130/http://www.grasp.upenn.edu/" target="_blank">GRASP Lab</a> for awhile, mostly so we can be cursed to know the exact nature of our death, like a cyclops.

HELICOPTER

Beer-Fetching Robot Is The Solution You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Don't you hate it when you leave a perfectly good can of Guinness just lying on the ground somewhere.

gadgets

Norwegian Security Drone Lives In A Mailbox

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The new <a href="http://www.scandicraft.no/Products/ScanCam.aspx">ScanCam</a> from Scandicraft is the cutting edge of semi-autonomous quadrocopter security system solutions.

HALF LIFE

The Manhacks Are Cooperating

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Last month we wrote about the engineers of the <a href="http://widget.uproxx.com/b/130/http://www.grasp.upenn.edu/" target="_blank">GRASP Lab</a> at UPenn who built a quadrotor helicopter that looked like the <a href="http://widget.uproxx.com/b/130/http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Manhack" target="_blank">manhacks</a> in Half-Life 2.

HOLY S

Drone Swarm Self-Assembles a Platform

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Engineers at the <a href="http://www.idsc.ethz.ch/">Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control</a> in Zurich have created rolling and flying hexagonal drones able to locate each other and dock (they're gay now).

HALF LIFE

The Manhacks Are Coming

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Get out your crowbars and gravity guns, because the mad scientists have built something suspiciously similar to the <a href="http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Manhack">manhacks</a> in Half-Life 2.


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