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Quadrocopters Learn to Work Together; Humanity Screwed

Well, we’ve had a decent run, guys. But now that the quadrocopters, those frighteningly competent unmanned aerial vehicles produced by the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory, have learned how to work together, it might be a good time for us to get our delts in shape for the unobtanium mines and get ourselves sized early for the bioelectrical harvest pods in which we could experience decades of dreamless sleep. Gotta hedge your bets.

As you’ll see below, the quadrocopters have learned how to team up with one another to pick up and carry objects of different shapes, sizes, and weights without making a dent in their speed or balance. Team a few of these up with a LittleDog, and — actually, we’d rather not contemplate that.

(via Engadget)

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