Distributed Flight Array: Modular Flying Robots

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Fri, Jul 26th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

This insanely cool to watch video by Raymond Oung showcases Robohub's Distributed Flight Array, a series of modular robots that crawl to each other, assemble and communicate in order to fly as one single unit.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” — a catch phrase that aptly expresses the Distributed Flight Array: a modular robot consisting of hexagonal-shaped single-rotor units that can take on just about any shape or form. Although each unit is capable of generating enough thrust to lift itself off the ground, on its own it is incapable of flight much like a helicopter cannot fly without its tail rotor. However, when joined together, these units evolve into a sophisticated multi-rotor system capable of coordinated flight and much more.

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