Multiple tethered quadrotors performing high-g, high-speed formation maneuvers

Τhis video shows tethered quadrocopters flying steadily together at high speeds exceeding 50 km/h in a confined space. With the tether exerting more than 13 gs of centripetal force, multiple quadrotors are able to fly 1.7m- radius circular trajectories in formation across different orientations in space and then successfully perform a coordinated braking maneuver.

This research was conducted at the Flying Machine Arena at ETH Zurich, read more on Robohub.

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Comment by Joe Renteria on May 5, 2015 at 4:40pm
Scale this up to create the best amusement park ride ever...
Comment by Seppo on May 6, 2015 at 8:34am

wow, that is impressive...  Nice work !

Comment by Gary McCray on May 8, 2015 at 11:53am

Great work, certainly reminds us of how slow human reactions are in relation to computers.

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