Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D'Andrea

Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D'Andrea

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When you hear the word “drone,” you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that’s ambivalent to orientation … to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.

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50 Comments

  1. Jonathan ulloa on October 9, 2021 at 8:09 am

    wtf that is from the future I wish that drone surprised me a lot

  2. wladbalin on October 9, 2021 at 8:11 am

    So now we know what is the origin of the UFO flying lights over several places 🙂

  3. BIGDAWGSUAT on October 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

    And now we’re here 😅 , bugs as drones and errrthang 🥱

  4. Sri Lankan Bean on October 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

    That is good

  5. Vishal Rohilla on October 9, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Is that Linus in the bottom left center at 6:46 ?

  6. brunocoronel123 on October 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

    just dont create flying saw mini robots, i don’t have a crowbar to spare

  7. Ryan Urquhart on October 9, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Maybe these UFOs the Navy keeps seeing are actually drones from the future checking in on the past before A.I. Takes full control over the planet.😮🤔 Algorithm capable of Consciousness? , A free will Type of algorithm. ? I’m sure it’ll be possible. Hear in the near future. 😉

  8. Aditya Yadav on October 9, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Is that Linus torvalds at 6:47

  9. Jean Evans on October 9, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Hi

  10. james duncan on October 9, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Loads of target practice for people in the future then lol

  11. Notbloody Likely on October 9, 2021 at 8:20 am

    This is the beginnings of nanotech.

  12. Julieta Galfione on October 9, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Who else is here after Tokio 2020? 🤣

  13. Bobby Lefebvre on October 9, 2021 at 8:22 am

    That’s nice but you know something always go sideways

  14. funny videos on October 9, 2021 at 8:24 am

    meet the grenade carrier… it will carry grenade and blown out the heads of someone you want to die

  15. Robb Hawks on October 9, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Hmmm. Commercial drone license: It is illegal to fly drones over peoples heads. Just saying.

  16. Jon Focker on October 9, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Its fucking bullshit that will only lead to the Slaughterbot scenario where corrupt government use armed bots to go after dissidents and then blame it on terrorists or rebel groups. I know too much and i think something huge is coming in the next 2 WEEKS. The election fraud is getting exposed so the globalists are going to Plan B. This has been planned for many decades. New world order is their agenda no matter what.

  17. chintan bhatt on October 9, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Excellent

  18. Jason Bulsa on October 9, 2021 at 8:29 am

    BNGO

  19. MUSunny786 on October 9, 2021 at 8:29 am

    HI, it’s awesome

  20. Kwago1 on October 9, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Satellites barely scan right, why not use this to accurately map out the world by GPS and by using solar panels on them for extended flight?

  21. Astro Gnome on October 9, 2021 at 8:30 am

    …Commercial potential for the military-industrial complex.

  22. bernard miller on October 9, 2021 at 8:31 am

    This proves there are vehicles like this available. UFO sightings look no further hello E.T. = Earth Terrestrials.

  23. tony growley on October 9, 2021 at 8:32 am

    There you have it. UFOs identified.

  24. dsp4 on October 9, 2021 at 8:33 am

    6:46 Is that Linus Torvalds?

  25. Zaid Al Abassi on October 9, 2021 at 8:34 am

    3:04

  26. Olia Olia on October 9, 2021 at 8:35 am

    😱

  27. spurthi CHADHARAM on October 9, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Thank you for educating us I think velocity area and discharge are inversly proportional
    And also in formula square root is to be replaced by cube root and twice by triple to get more practical results in field to be more precise and practical

  28. TactiTommy on October 9, 2021 at 8:39 am

    and now i have a dron which will bring its self back home:) tech is amazing

  29. Tú Bùi Văn on October 9, 2021 at 8:39 am

    So Great !

  30. Free time entertainment on October 9, 2021 at 8:41 am

    *I am here after watching slaughter bots* 🥺🥺

  31. Dooley on October 9, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Pity the public that are buying drones are using them incorrectly and giving them a bad name. They can be an incredible thing now and in the future if used for the right reasons.

  32. louer le seigneur on October 9, 2021 at 8:43 am

    We are living in a wonderful universe

  33. Bobby Lefebvre on October 9, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Can they be hacked

  34. Hands and Paws on October 9, 2021 at 8:45 am

    3:05 at least i`m not the only one with mouth opened wide while watching this haha!

  35. Slim Pickings on October 9, 2021 at 8:48 am

    7.20.. the flying lampshade explains many of today’s ‘ ufo ‘ and ‘ uap ‘ sightings

  36. brunocoronel123 on October 9, 2021 at 8:49 am

    8:37 it’s running away from rayman

  37. ThaYoutubeBigWig on October 9, 2021 at 8:52 am

    corney

  38. Steven Chiverton on October 9, 2021 at 8:54 am

    the real flying machines of the future are antigravity not that cheap wind air relying propeller driven ones

  39. Planeta Tierra on October 9, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Nice!

  40. Owen MacQueen on October 9, 2021 at 8:56 am

    I love how they didn’t include a bunch of unnecessary dramatic music for all the drone flights. Really helps you realize that this is real.

  41. Santiago Prieto on October 9, 2021 at 8:57 am

    min 6:46 Linus Torvalds :/

  42. MrNams on October 9, 2021 at 8:58 am

    This is amazing, i know how hard this is, recently i crashed my hex.

  43. aktanibrahim on October 9, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Drones will be the devices of the future… @

  44. Jay Graham on October 9, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Would be a great job to have

  45. Evan Taylor on October 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Wearable drones for the young consumers (Patent Pending).. Who wouldn’t want to be like Soundwave the badass Decepticon? Life of the party!

  46. Rehana Begum on October 9, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Wow so much nice

  47. Bobby Lefebvre on October 9, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Damn

  48. Not so pretty princess Maria on October 9, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Here: let me upgrade u! Lol

  49. Adriana Hernandez on October 9, 2021 at 9:08 am

    The technology is wonderful, the minas of the BAD GUYS u Fortunato y are therevwaiting to se what the y can do for the selvas for this own pourposes…

  50. Manuja Karunaratne on October 9, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Future of human life

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