This motion-controlled quadrotor swarm is terrifyingly amazing
Flying quadrotors have always excited and scared us in equal measure, and now the Aerospace Robotics and Control Laboratory at the University of Illinois has given us even more reason to fearfully embrace them.
Using ten store-bought quadrotors and pair of modified Minority Report-like gloves, the team has created an army of flying minions that can be controlled with hand gestures.
Two teams of quadrotors can be controlled independently, and they're even clever enough to alter their formation and position to ensure that they don't collide with any weak-skinned humans.
Just remember, it's all fun and games until they gain sentience. After that, no amount of fancy gloves will be able to save you from a quadrotor mutiny.
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