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Formation-Flying Minibots

Watch the video, then think of the applications.

Try not to get too paranoid. Cruise missiles used street mapping technology to pinpoint targets in the first Gulf War, which is a small solace for those of us with imaginations whetted by too many Philip K. Dick books or school debating teams. Technology: our servant or our master?, etc.

Freaky, perhaps scary. Definitely likely to be turned to sinister purposes. The little dudes are nano-cute though….

Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics.

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