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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x34 Raffaello D'Andrea: Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future
TV-PG

  • 2016-02-19T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight -- from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that's ambivalent to orientation ... to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.

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