Raffaello D'Andrea at ZURICH.MINDS. Feedback Control and the Coming Machine Revolution. Public video lecture.

Impressive philosophical opinion about the modern world and the role of self-regulating systems in our life.

From ZURICH.MINDS conferences YT reports.

Check YT channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/zurichminds for more interesting things and http://zurichminds.com   for such another events.

"ZURICH.MINDS is a community of leaders in science, the arts and business. We are driven by passion and curiosity. We strive for deep understanding and love new ideas. Our goal is to improve the quality of our decisions as private individuals, as role models and as citizens of this planet – and to inspire others to do so.


Description from YT.

"Professor Raffaello D'Andrea from ETH Zurich at ZURICH.MINDS presents: "Feedback Control and the Coming Machine Revolution" -- an amazing display of the future capabilities of machines using flying robots (drones). Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, Zurichminds 2012, curated by Rolf Dobelli."

Dec 28, 2012



* I do not have anything to do with the organizers of this the event, and  just wanted to draw attention to this very interesting initiative.

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Comment by Joshua Ott on February 2, 2013 at 12:08am

I've got to build myself one of those airbot-hammocks. That's a great way to lounge.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on February 2, 2013 at 3:40am

Better than TED. 

Comment by sergei lupashin on February 2, 2013 at 7:36am

Thanks for posting, didn't realize this didn't make it to DIYDrones. -sergei

Comment by Paul Braun on February 2, 2013 at 9:40am

Fantastic demonstration of feedbackmechanisms.  His closing comments are spot on.  I for one am convinced that the developments are coming and we must learn to mitigate and manage what we create.  The same can be said of other technologies like genetics.   I advocate for production improvements and civil/social upsides of the technology.

Comment by John Githens on February 2, 2013 at 10:33am

Remarkable presentation, and informative for many audiences. Not too hard to envision apples in apple orchards being picked some day, placed carefully in a container, then a group gets together and flies the container to a warehouse. Thanks for posting.

Comment by John Arne Birkeland on February 2, 2013 at 5:16pm

Best video I have seen in ages, with actual in depth talk about the topic. Much, much better then the dumbed down TED format.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on February 2, 2013 at 5:19pm

Yup, I loved it too.  Nice job.

Comment by Joshua Ott on February 2, 2013 at 5:28pm

Any lecture that requires a safety net -- is almost guaranteed to be interesting.

Comment by F1P on February 2, 2013 at 11:17pm

"Better than TED" @Jack Crossfire

It Interesting to compare.

IMHO these events have just different target and audience.


What's bit funny - Raffaello talk something like a "smart environment" and never use the term "robot", Kumar talk about "flying beachballs" and said "robot" 100.000 times. =)

Also, there are differences in the projects themselves

ETZH work funded FP7 program.

SO it's more complicated academic research, and not only purely applied.

Perhaps this will lead to a difference in the final results, but most likely result will be a synthesis of the various developments projects - both academic and applied research.


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