Microcopters working together making lifting blocks fun and easy

“Cooperative grasping” sounds kind of like what goes on at the sleazier clubs around here, but we’ll give these seasoned roboticists a pass on that one, because let’s be honest, every roboticist deserves a break. These little quadrotor micro-copters can grab and maneuver bricks all on their own, but they can also lift and move in concert. Making this kind of cooperative behavior work can be hugely important for practical applications — multiple standard units can combine to do a larger job…

Wait a second, why does that sound so familiar? Nooo, it’s DEVASTATOR!

[via Botjunkie and Gizmodo]