VIDEO: Autonomous Drones Team Up, Build a Bridge – Drone 360 : Drone 360

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Once researchers fired up their drones and computers, the quadcopters went about their work on their own. The flight area is equipped with a motion capture system that constantly collects information about each drone’s position and attitude. That information is then fed into computers and algorithms parse the data to wirelessly send commands back to the drones. The drones weave in and out, up and down, and left to right in specific patterns to build braids and links in a rope bridge.When they finished, the end product was a rope bridge that spanned a 24-foot gap and could withstand a 5,200-pound load.

Source: VIDEO: Autonomous Drones Team Up, Build a Bridge – Drone 360 : Drone 360

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