Watch Humanity Take Its Next Leap Toward Real-Life Galaga

Nano quadrotors fly in formation in this great video from the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. All we need is a spaceship that can shoot these things down and we're good to go.

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A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors [YouTube]

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Only problem is this setup requires a rather large series of cameras/infrared cameras for the quadrotors to know where they are in 3d space, the applications for these things in this style are relatively limited until technology (especially camera tech) can evolve to a point where each Quad can have its own camera system integrated on board. There have been relatively successful attempts with larger models in conjunction with a Kinect module, allowing it to scan a room and move independent of itself. But the smaller models simply cant handle the weight.

Doesnt change the fact that I WANT ONE.