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Athletic machines: Raffaello D’Andrea at TEDGlobal 2013

Athletic machines: Raffaello D’Andrea at TEDGlobal 2013

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“Athletic” is a term we use to describe human beings. But could it also be used to describe a machine? In a demo recorded yesterday in his robot lab at TEDGlobal 2013, systems engineer Raffaello D’Andrea shows us that the answer is yes. He demonstrates with quadcopters, mechanically simple flying robots with four propellers. ┬áTheir []

Those Flying Things: The speakers in Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2013

Those Flying Things: The speakers in Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2013

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When it comes to drones, a lot of ideas float in the ether. Technologists see potential for flying machines to help us in all sorts of unexpected ways, governments take measures that seem hard and fixed, and meanwhile the media oversimplifies and dramatizes the issue. The conversation on drones is ever changing — especially with []