A self-deploying, foldable quadrotor for rapid rescue

The use of robots to find victims after natural disasters is fast becoming commonplace, with well documented cases where robots have been sent into areas too dangerous for rescue workers.  While the ...
18 May 2015, by

Quadrotor automatically recovers from failure or aggressive launch, without GPS

When a drone flies close to a building, it can temporarily lose its GPS signal and position information, possibly leading to a crash. To ensure safety, a fall-back system is needed to help the quadro...

Timelapse: Building an arena for flying robots | TED Blog

Our photographer Duncan Davidson loves to shoot time-lapses; before every TED, you can find him behind the scenes hiding cameras to snap away for hours and days. In his latest piece, he tracks the c...
12 June 2013, by

Live at TED Global 2013: Tweets, photos and video for quadrotor fans

Raffaello D'Andrea demos his quadrotor "athletes" at TED Global 2013. Update with the full video below Check out live tweets, amazing photos, TED blog posts and awesome video coverage of the session...
11 June 2013, by

Behind the scenes at TED Global: Raffaello D’Andrea and team demo amazing quadrotor “athletes”

With reporting and photos by Dario Brescianini and Mark Mueller and timelapse video by  James Duncan Davidson. Raffaello D'Andrea juggles quadrotors at TED Global 2013. A quadrocopter swoops th...
11 June 2013, by and

How about we *not* make killer robots: Daniel Suarez at TEDGlobal 2013 | TED Blog

Technology thriller author, most recently of the book Kill Decision, Daniel Suarez has been thinking about drones for some time. But as he says, as he stands onstage at TEDGlobal 2013, he’s not h...
11 June 2013, by

Athletic machines: Raffaello D’Andrea at TEDGlobal 2013 | TED Blog

“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 Raffaell...
11 June 2013, by

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

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 fix...
11 June 2013, by

AlwaysInnovating’s MeCam mini video copter available for licensing

While not yet a shipping product, AlwaysInnovating's MeCam appears to be close to being so. Operating under voice command, the MeCam can be set in a mode where it keeps its camera focused on you an...
01 February 2013, by

Quadrotor light show This video is a performance piece incorporating a troupe of 16 quadrotors. It's a very nice way to spend a few minutes....
27 June 2012, by

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