A new video out of the University of Illinois Aerospace Robotics and Control Laboratory depicts a swarm of drones that can sense their surroundings to respond to commands and avoid obstacles. Watch from the beginning to see a person use their hands to guide the drones, or skip to the 1 minute mark to see the tiny quadcopters avoid a person that walks through their midst.

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  1. The only thing missing is drones scanning the human’s eyes to verify his identity.

    And to think that Minority Report was considered science fiction.

  2. akismet-4f0fadc8e0e3be5dc2ca9747d2375111 Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    This is beyond awesome.

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