Watch this: quadrocopters perform amazing pole-catching acrobatics

Watch this: quadrocopters perform amazing pole-catching acrobatics

Quadrocopters can do more than take part in elaborate dances — they’re making the jump into gymnastics. Dario Brescianini, a student at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Controls, has programmed the mini-drones to perform stunts and juggle poles between themselves. It all takes place in ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, a space decked out with a motion capture system and wireless networking to provide the perfect testing ground for tiny airborne vehicles. In the video below, you’ll see how one quadrocopter is able to balance a pendulum on a plate and launch it in the air for another quadrocopter to catch. Robohub has details of how Brescianini and others calculated the algorithms, but the incredible video evidence speaks…

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