Building a rope bridge with drones

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Drones can get to areas that aren’t exactly safe or accessible by humans. That’s why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that’s sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so awesome. The video below was filmed at RTH Zurich Flying Machine Arena in Switzerland, and, according to the YouTube description, aside from the scaffolding on either side of the bridge, the structure is “entirely realized by flying machines.”  (Video)

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Drone with terrifying claw for grabbing objects at high speed

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American military drones engaged in combat across the world are certainly scary most days.  But some days, swarms of little drones are scarier.  Then there are days where it’s drones with really high-resolution cameras.  Or maybe drones deployed by Homeland Security.

 

 

 

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Crazyflie – super tiny new quadrocopter

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Crazyflie is a nippy new quadrocopter and has just been made available for pre-order by Sweden’s Bitcraze. Unlike other pint-sized fliers like the (yet to be released) NanoQ and MeCam, this impressive-looking critter won’t arrive in one piece and all ready to fly. Instead, Crazyflie is being made available as a self-build quadrocopter development and hacking kit.

 

 

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