Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D'Andrea

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 11, 2016
  • When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that's ambivalent to orientation ... to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.

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  • Brandon Labrie
    Brandon Labrie  8 hours ago

    I dont get what is so special about these. Nothing new I have seen.

  • Chrix Tlih
    Chrix Tlih  11 hours ago

    And what is for military. No word

  • tanzaniteblueeye
    tanzaniteblueeye  14 hours ago

    What we see here is old tech we are allowed to see as a distraction.
    Imagine what is hide secretly for us.

  • Ken Deren
    Ken Deren  yesterday

    I want the round one that lights up to freak out my neighbours when they have their parties late at night. Lol.

  • LEGO Brick a Brac

    Impressive however still got nothing on living creatures, look how a hover fly moves holds location and can fly in a group and can fly all day on a drop of nectar. You got a long way to go science.

  • Betty Houk
    Betty Houk  yesterday

    The mind of mankind is awesome we will put away the childishness of war and start to work together as adults ! We can and will achieve the impossible and the. Stars ✨ 👍🦋🌈👵🏻😺🐶🖖👽

  • Слава Загоровский

    Когда дронов стрелять научат уже - что бы престрелить всех злодеев

  • Brenda Tajik
    Brenda Tajik  yesterday

    Very cool....

  • akollix
    akollix  2 days ago

    dron severler , yorumlarınız görelim..anladığım yapay zeka kullanılmış ufoların cevabı..VE MÜTHİŞ. MAKİNALAR

  • akollix
    akollix  2 days ago

    türkçe açıklama var..türkçe yorum yok neden acaba..?..soğan---patates saman diye anıran mahluklar neredesiniz..

  • opal mimic
    opal mimic  3 days ago

    la moda de ponerle muchas aspas a un aparato para hacer lo mismo de siempre volar

  • music cliche
    music cliche  3 days ago

    I can see Mysteryo at the back stage spying on this technology.

  • PianoGesang
    PianoGesang  4 days ago

    Wow, so many female flight engineers. How come?

  • Joel Ceda
    Joel Ceda  4 days ago +6

    ...I want that swarm of robotic fireflies as my pet.

  • bachbichi
    bachbichi  4 days ago

    Great waww

  • Dr Victor Fursov - Entomologist Beekeeper Teacher

    Fantastic and fabulous drones, really. :) :) :)

  • Yung Al-Ghazali
    Yung Al-Ghazali  4 days ago

    6:44 is that Linus?

  • Xaldin Os
    Xaldin Os  4 days ago +1

    remote flying killing machines - not an insane theory but recent U.S. history, look it up

  • Сергей Шилов

    So what's wrong in HK and in other turbulent countries?

  • Priyank Sisodia
    Priyank Sisodia  4 days ago +1

    I want to learn this type of knowledge ,, i wanted to make by own projects, but i dont know the source for that knowlege....