'Aggressive' Helicopter is Possibly the Scariest Flying Robot Ever

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Huh. Well this sure is scary as hell. Remember Big Dog? This is every bit as terrifying, only this one flies. It just seems that for every cute robot, there’s one that could kill you all sorts of dead, were it given a gun.

Anyway, you’re currently watching an autonomous quadrocopter (translated literally to four-bladed robot) by Daniel Mellinger conduct all manner of demos, including acrobatics, flying through incredibly small spaces – including others of its kind – and landing on surfaces, even upside-down surfaces, with pinpoint accuracy.

Even Mellinger himself describes the maneuvers as ‘aggressive’. Can you imagine a flock of these things, moving with this level of aggression, militarized and appearing on the horizon, perhaps alongside a pack of Big Dogs to erase humanity?

That Honda is still making adorable little dancing robots is the only reason I sleep at night.

[Daniel Mellinger, via Engadget]

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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digi dave
June 1st, 2010 at 7:24 am

why am i looking at this and thinking this is how the terminator movies got started ??????

 

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