Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Researchers at ETH, Zurich, have been developing a distributed flight system comprising of hexagonal shaped single propellor robot units. Individually, each is unstable in flight. However by attaching themselves to each other in a myriad of configurations, the robots begin communicating and coordinating with each other in order to generate the appropriate amount of thrust, and thus result in level flight.

Illustration for article titled United we fly, divided we fall.

[image: ETH]

Update: Detailed write up at robohub by Raymond Oung, one of the developers.

[via ETH via hackaday]

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