Swarms of Aerial Robots
March 2, 2016
Soon autonomous aerial robots could be used for search and rescue, first response, and precision farming. Join roboticist Vijay Kumar, UPS Foundation Professor at the University of Pennsylvania as he describes the advantages of developing small, agile robots. Get the inside scoop on the challenges of coordinating and controlling huge teams of little robots.
This SciCafe event occurred on March 2, 2016. Hear the full program in this podcast, or watch a version here:
- A recent TED Talk featuring Vijay Kumar’s current research.
- Robot Quadrotors perform James Bond theme song
- Watch a video of a swarm of small quadrotors in action.
- Learn how robots have the potential to be used for search and rescue.
- Vijay Kumar discusses the future of flying robots at TEDxPenn.
- Get a glimpse into the snaking, hovering and pedaling of robots past.
Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, where his work focuses on creating autonomous ground and aerial robots, designing bio-inspired algorithms for collective behaviors, and robot swarms. Kumar has also served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber-physical systems at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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