I've been dreaming of tinkering with UAV drones for a while now. I've actually finally got one on order that should be arriving soon.
The power of our circuits & chips now allows us to do some amazing things with technology that cost 10's of thousands of dollars in the 90's and is now basically pocket change today.
Add to that the research that is being done with intelligent swarms of robots and you can see the future. Then… pair the power of a robot swarm with the point of view of a UAV and the power jumps exponentially.
Take a look at the video above and glimpse the future… awesome!
"Spatially Targeted Communication and Self-Assembly," by Nithin Mathews, Anders Lyhne Christensen, Rehan O’Grady, and Marco Dorigo, from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, was presented at IROS 2012 in Vilamoura, Portugal.