The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D'Andrea

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D'Andrea

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In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.

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50 Comments

  1. srinivasan cheenu on April 15, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    that was awesome …

  2. Michał Lukasz on April 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Perhaps a larger quadcopter could be fitted with an array of diagnostic tools: a geiger muller counter, a magnetometeter, a gpr (ground penetrating radar) and so on. It could be used for archeology, like reaching the tops of egyptian piramids which all have a landing platform type , the mountains of king salomon, or certain mountains in sinai and india supposedly associated with contact with superior beings ancient aliens …

  3. GIÓ TV on April 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    awesome

  4. Muzzardonmyfeet on April 15, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    And this is from 8 years ago.
    I want to see another one of these with what we have today.
    Very impressive!

  5. Abidin Işlak on April 15, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Are they real? We are playing with sand at beach….

  6. Lenny Lorenz on April 15, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    seeeing current fpv and dji drones i’d like to see a remake of this 😛

  7. John Hammond on April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Even modern DJI drones don’t have this level of control…..this dude was making futuristic shieeeeeetttt 8 -10 years ago

  8. 니가가라 on April 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    드론택배 사장님될 듯

  9. Carlos Moreno on April 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Never gets old

  10. florescent adolescent on April 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    My fave TED talk, I love being made to feel like a child full of wonder.

  11. Matteo Artuso on April 15, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    bene

  12. Steve Martin on April 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    This was eight and a half years ago and it’s still a great video. I’d love to see an update in 2022.

  13. J F on April 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Just WOW!

  14. leopard tiger on April 15, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Very clear demonstration, unfortunately the lighting and that curtain diminish the visuals. please make the background dark (use a plain flat dark background instead of that curtain)and paint the rod and quad copter in a colour (white or yellow) to make all things visible, use coloured water in that glass. For such a brilliant lecture and demo the fine details to give maximum effect is ignored due to ignorance.

  15. Jonasyulledesouza Yulle on April 15, 2022 at 6:13 pm

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  16. Rej Averion on April 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    help. it is winter. year is 2021. encoding plain text on fm signal, bcasting from coast montauk beach, found way to propagate em waves back in time, mask it from their rf receivers. help. drones toppled 2 of 5 remaining human colonies in ne us. recently, raid by death swarm, devoured small village 5 mi n. drones will pick up my transmission soon. need to get to next station 2 mi s. If u read from past, show this msg to somebody. anybody. if u read in present day, meet at said station, crawl your way by midday to reduce ir contrast. godspeed.

  17. Jackson Jegatheesan on April 15, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    the video became more amazing when i saw the date published

  18. Jordan Hamid on April 15, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    This was in 2013, imagine how much they improved now

  19. RizalM on April 15, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    2013 where i am

  20. Drumgym Paul on April 15, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Wait did he say skynet? We need John Connor!!

  21. Up the cartel on April 15, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    7:10 HELICOPTER! HELICOPTER!

  22. Montel Carlos on April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Today we have DJI drone and everything,it must be spawn and inspired from this TED talk,look at that wand hes holding is that remind you of DJI motion controller,one more thing wonders me in 2013 they already making this stabilised quiet drone and have long flight time

  23. Make It Fly on April 15, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Can you believe that this was 8 yrs ago
    Where drones were not even popular “😱😱

  24. AJs on April 15, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    wow its the start of a new future

  25. leopard tiger on April 15, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Dragon flies have big eyes they are master athletes with 4 wings.

  26. Bob Adkins on April 15, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    OK DARPA, are you watching?

  27. Tran Nguyen on April 15, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    9 years latter these machines are everywhere

  28. Johnson Ang on April 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    From year 2021

  29. เกม FIFA online 4 on April 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Wow

  30. Mumba Mukendi on April 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    2022 here this was too advanced for its time.

  31. Prakash paini on April 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    insane engineering

  32. Torgo Nudho on April 15, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Almost 10 years later this video still amazes me.

  33. AAstroDiamonDD on April 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    someone literally in the back controlling it

  34. ICUISMILE on April 15, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    So funny..this guy fooling everyone who watching this like a magician and wow here, wow there🤣….Notices at the end of video he has to show appreciation to all the young champion or talented drone’s pilot by bring em all out to show to the audience. The guy didn’t do anything amazing but his talking skill🤣

  35. Indra Saputra on April 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    very impressive😍

  36. Onar Najib on April 15, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Hello brother, I can come to me with Motor Brisles. I want to make helicoptar dron, but I don’t have the pieces. You can bring me the pieces

  37. leopard tiger on April 15, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Fantastic presentation… Bravo.
    While uneducated politicians and people in India are fighting and wasting time on religion sacred cows Temples and statues the intelligent smart youth in the West are advancing in technology.

  38. Kgw100 on April 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    but a little helicopter or glider does everything better. only on engine on those, faster and very slow speeds. waaaay more efficient.

  39. KKS Inc. on April 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    After having watched this video (2019), I decided what I wanted to study and do in life: Control Theory.
    I am following this dream: I am currently a 2nd Year Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Student😁😅.

  40. DRONE;ж;DOME 三FPV三 on April 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I 💘 this video today just as much as I did years ago when I first saw it.

  41. souhail shamaissem on April 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Wow, very impressive.
    How much a drone like this worth

  42. Pot Kaas on April 15, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I love magic!

  43. Reid Benner on April 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    you know nothing.

  44. The Unsocial Show on April 15, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Applauding our demise.

  45. Fernando Flores on April 15, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    This still awesome…lol

  46. Martin Gudiño on April 15, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Esto fue hace 9 años…

  47. ֹ ֹ on April 15, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    nerd

  48. The secret of life on April 15, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    인류 멸망이 얼마 남지 않았다.

  49. Fenglong Song on April 15, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Best TED video I’ve ever seen. This is also the first impression I got about ETH Zurich. Really impressive!

  50. Kaushik Guha on April 15, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    First thing came to mind when I saw this 7 years back, how can I get my hand to the code.

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