Watch a swarm of drones fly in formation and avoid crashing into a person


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.



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.

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