Agile Quadrotors and our coming robotic apocalypse

Via Wired, and my darling wife Jodi who declared “we need these as pets!”, some pretty damn cool robotics from University of Pennsylvania.

Anyone else amongst my readership think of Half-Life 2’s Manhacks? Judging by some of the related videos, I’d guess so. (I might also know my audience, given how many of you are also gamer geeks.)


  1. Zinc Avenger says

    Aww, they’re so cute! Look how they want to fly around me! It’s like being surrounded by hummingbirds. Such a marvel of technology. Oh, look! One is coming closer! It’s going to touch me!

    AaaaiiiIIIIIIIEEEEEE! The blood! All my blood is coming out! Is that my torso on the floor? The pain! Make it stop!

  2. John Horstman says

    I instantly though of Manhacks when I saw this last week (specifically the section with the two-room water-level puzzle where Gordon is swarmed by the things), which induced a terrified, not an empathetic, reaction.

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