GRASP Lab’s “Quadrocopters: blooper reel edition” in Engadget

July 6th, 2011

GRASP Lab’s”Quadrocopter: blooper reel edition” in Engadget: We have a gut feeling this is the video that’ll be playing when ‘the hive’ takes over — a sentimental, ‘look how far we’ve come’ victory reel for the Quadrotor nation. But for now, let’s just keep the focus on the softer side of our future nemesis’ training-room foibles. Playing like an über-geek version of America’s Funniest Home Videos, we admit we cracked a smile watching these insect-like bots from the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab take a few hard knocks in the humility ring. Fear of the swarm aside, it’s a humorous twist on an otherwise droning research project. The take away? Schadenfreude — it’s not just for humans.

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