Quadrocopters Playing Tennis

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Thu, Mar 31st, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The above video is from this article in Wired, which explains the insane level of sophistication that Quadrocopters are reaching:

The quadrocopters -- fitted with a taut mesh, akin to the head of a tennis racket -- were able to return a ball to someone who threw it to them by moving forward, angling the racket toward them. Two of the quadrocopters were also able to play an extended rally of tennis with each other, swiftly positioning themselves to return the ball to the other robot. A single quadrocopter could also play a game of "keepie-uppie" with the ball without dropping it.

How long before it's the Quadrocopters that become are robotic overlords?

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