Feb 21, 2013
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Watch this: quadrocopters perform amazing pole-catching acrobatics
Quadrocopters can do more than take part in elaborate dances — they’re making the jump into gymnastics. Dario Brescianini, a student at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Controls, has programmed the mini-drones to perform stunts and juggle poles between themselves. It all takes place in ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, a space decked out with a motion capture system and wireless networking to provide the perfect testing ground for tiny airborne vehicles.

Watch this: quadrocopters perform amazing pole-catching acrobatics

Quadrocopters can do more than take part in elaborate dances — they’re making the jump into gymnastics. Dario Brescianini, a student at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Controls, has programmed the mini-drones to perform stunts and juggle poles between themselves. It all takes place in ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, a space decked out with a motion capture system and wireless networking to provide the perfect testing ground for tiny airborne vehicles.

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    This is astounding!
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    This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen.
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    This things are gonna rule the world one day
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    These have a major problem. I still can’t buy them.
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