Latest Progress from the Folks at the GRASP Lab

Would love to see what flight control algorithm they're using on these things.

Great picture of the infrared lamps, at the end of the video:

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Comment by Juan Gomez on January 31, 2012 at 9:50pm

very impressive!!

Comment by Cliff-E on January 31, 2012 at 9:57pm

Looks great! And expensive... :)

Though the back left quadrant appeared to lift a bit more. Interesting on what platform kmel is using for their microquads--Astec was coming out with more logic on their flight boards to eventually delete the need for a vicon system, though I sure this is still ground station controlled.

Comment by Ron Perry on January 31, 2012 at 11:25pm

Outstanding. Thanks for posting! When you no longer need the Vicon cams - mount them onto the microquads and you'll have a portable motion capture system ; )

Comment by Anish on January 31, 2012 at 11:39pm
Curious to know if anyone from grasp labs are on diydrones :)

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Comment by Randy on February 1, 2012 at 2:32am

I'd like to see little mini quads for sale.  With the new APM2 it should be possible to shrink down the total size quite a bit.

Comment by Hein on February 1, 2012 at 5:02am

That is very much awesome!  Mybe not so very far in the future we will have this kind of transport......no highways.  Obviously a little bit bigger....LOL

Comment by Ellison Chan on February 1, 2012 at 8:08am

Ha ha, it is quite impressive.  Notice the distinct lack of safety nets.  Their software is improving.


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Comment by Dany Thivierge on February 1, 2012 at 8:45am

I want to see them playing space invaders!!!! :) 

Comment by Ellison Chan on February 1, 2012 at 8:48am

They probably just didn't want their video flagged for 3rd party content.  It's YouTube, remember?

They even flagged my Firefly First Flight video, even though all the music was midi based, and public domain.


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Comment by Dany Thivierge on February 1, 2012 at 9:17am

silly.... having them moving as if they were playing the arcade game would/should not trigger the wrath from google/youtube censorship! 

can you imagine... a "real" simulator for Space Invaders!!  you have the top quads moving left/right and a quad turret "shooting"  at them (infra red tag game).  the "invaders" would go down when hit and that would be the first thing I program out of this expensive motion capture super system! 

Guys if you are reading our posts please do it! :) hahaha

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