Just received this link from my professor. Pretty cool stuff.

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Comment by Sandro Benigno on May 26, 2010 at 4:21pm
OMG it's really CRAZY... awesome!
Comment by Steve on May 26, 2010 at 4:34pm
That is very impressive. I wonder how scripted those actions are though. I also wonder how many attempts it took them to get it right ;-)
Comment by Taylor Cox on May 26, 2010 at 4:52pm
So it is all done by video? There is no autonomy involved?
Comment by Ryan on May 26, 2010 at 5:33pm
I can see that thing chasing the perp. down a hall way! LOL

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on May 26, 2010 at 5:57pm
Impressive.. and challenging, seems like our quads have some minor things to catch. Oh behold wait and see ArduCopter and ArduBatics contest is coming.. Fly autonomously trough 3D maze. :)

Chris there's an idea later on after basic things are settled with AC.

Impressive, very impressive but also like Chris said, 100k grant moneys allows you to wreck few of them on doing it. But still.
Comment by Ryan on May 26, 2010 at 6:28pm
I see IR tracking in that room - wonder if they use any of it to assist in the maneuvering or is it fully autonomous?

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on May 26, 2010 at 6:39pm
I think that they are usign IR tracking and image processing on it. But still I'd say that it is fully autonomous they just hit GO button and quad jumps trough hole (most of the time).

Hmm i wonder how many quads has ended up to quad heaven along their work.. That safety net on walls tell something for us ;)

Like on our partner company here who try to create liquid battery, on their LAB they have "development stories" on wall all the way up to 6 meters... :)
Comment by Chris Johnson on May 26, 2010 at 8:57pm
Very cool
Comment by simonl on May 27, 2010 at 2:25am
Yup; truly awesome - for a research project... but how will it be useful outside of an IR tracking environment? Still blows my mind though - awesome (again!).

Comment by Gary Mortimer on May 27, 2010 at 2:28am
Indeed but how stable is the quad, just think how hard it is to get the platform flying like that.


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