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02-03-2012 08:22 PM  6 years agoPost 41
RM3

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My guess is that a Computer controls each of them by using cameras mounted around the top of the room at two levels(allows for all three axis movement) and radio signals (wiFi maybe?). The computer sees each flier (and destiguishes between all of them by an emmitted signal from the individual quadrotor) and controls each one. my guess is that each quadrotor has no clue about the other quadrotors nor its enviornment (they are blind to the obsticles also is my guess), they each are just obeying commands from a remote computer that is flying each one at the same time with extreme precision.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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02-03-2012 09:01 PM  6 years agoPost 42
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i think it's more than that....

Watch at YouTube

i think they know exactly where they are.....

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02-03-2012 09:28 PM  6 years agoPost 43
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Wow. Oh to be young again and get to work in such a field. I was a computer science major in college on hardware that today is all in a landfill somewhere. It's amazing the advances being made in helicopters just these last few months. The quads are amazing!

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02-04-2012 11:24 AM  6 years agoPost 44
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Oh to be young again
Not. Age is no barrier to innovation.
Think that you're too old to do it? Then you are.
Might as well start saving coupons for Morrison's cafeteria.

The inventor of the universal gym was 75 years old, and living in
his car with his wife, when he came up with the idea of the universal gym.
Can you imagine living in a car with your wife? OMG.

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02-04-2012 12:11 PM  6 years agoPost 45
snipealot

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Very very cool!!

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02-04-2012 02:26 PM  6 years agoPost 46
MartyH

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No Joel, that was not what I was saying at all. I enjoyed my years in computer science. I was just saying, it's amazing where computers and processors have gone and it would have been fun to plug in working on the swarm of helis instead of what I did do.
I can't wait to read how this is being done. It is amazing to watch.

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02-04-2012 04:21 PM  6 years agoPost 47
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wow lol im subscribed!

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02-04-2012 05:16 PM  6 years agoPost 48
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MartyH
I too was involved with development and application of early mini and micro computers. You had to do it all yourself, I even had to write my own floating point software fo a particular micro.
But when hardware I had designed and considered 'very advanced' started showing up in the junk shelves of a surplus store, I realized I was getting along. Long retired, I still play with micro's for small home applications, even for this hobby.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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02-05-2012 09:18 AM  6 years agoPost 49
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Every time i think see this i think of War of the worlds or Terminator.A few more years,bullets that dont miss,explosives,you would have a perfect assassin.If folks can imagine it,everything appears possibleScary,exciting,awesome all at the same time.

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02-06-2012 02:12 PM  6 years agoPost 50
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Hey Gyro,

DEC PDP-1170, card punch, max of 64K block memory. No such thing as prewritten subroutines. If you know what I'm talking about, we're fossils now. haha. I had a 160 megabyte bulletin board on an Atari 8-bit using twin Seagate 4096 full height 5 1/4" hard disks. I think I have more power in my wrist watch now.
Those swarm helis are amazing but I do think they are using that room and the external cameras to control them. I don't think the heli's are doing that internally. None the less, truly amazing.

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03-20-2012 04:47 AM  6 years agoPost 51
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Every time i think see this i think of War of the worlds or Terminator
Me too. I'm getting a weird vibe from it.
It's like yeah this is so interesting and what
a game changer it will be.
It's 2001:A Space Odyssey, where he's arguing with Hal, but Hal
is just doing what the artificial intelligence programming
is telling him to do.
These things are going to be the same way. They will follow the instructions, do the task, adapt to what needs to be done.
I've been reading a lot, and it looks like the chip and human interface
are here. The scientists are able to hook the interface into a quadriplegic and then the quadriplegic can run a pc with thought.
A step I can see, will be like Robocop, brain in unit.
I know it will happen, if you consider that a rat's brain was able to fly a jet when it was hooked up to a sim, then you have to believe that
it's coming, maybe sooner than we think.
Historically, like in the Rennaisance, society was a scary, dangerous tumultuous place, and scientific discoveries just exploded.
Something about bad times seem to be good for innovation.

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