Another bit of quad goodness from BotJunkie:

"You can do some pretty incredible things with quadrotors in a precision motion capture environment. Angela Schöllig, Federico Augugliaro, and Raffaello D’Andrea from the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zürich in Switzerland have taught a pair of robot helicopters to dance in sync with a techno remix of the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean. Why? Well, why not? I imagine, though, that this demonstration is part of a larger research path towards enabling cooperative (or swarm, if you will) behaviors.

The environment that these quadrotors are dancing in is a 10m square box with netting on the sides and padding at the bottom, which allows for crazy moves with minimal risk to either the robots or nearby humans. At the top of the box are eight high speed cameras that are able to provide localization information with millimeter level of accuracy at a frequency of 200hz or greater. This means that you’re not likely to witness moves like this outside of a controlled and besensored space… At least, not until vision sensors and inertial measurement units get accurate enough, small enough, and cheap enough to put on the copters themselves.

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Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 7, 2010 at 2:22pm
ArduVicon will outdo this for $20.
Comment by Overwatch on June 7, 2010 at 2:24pm
With better music too.

Comment by Morli on June 7, 2010 at 2:36pm
any videos or examples to back it up?
Comment by Dr Mike Black on June 7, 2010 at 3:05pm
hey dudes....thats pretty the tunes! (suprisingly)

enough negativity guys....its so happy....

Comment by Electronics on March 17, 2011 at 4:14am
Hi all ... I'm amazed
I want to learn from all experts here ...

I can assemble quad,hexa,okto,copter ,program it and fly it
but I can't understand how can I make it dancing ???

any one explain please ....

Comment by Gary Mortimer on March 17, 2011 at 4:25am
By having a motion capture rig


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