From Russia, a flying model of the Helicarrier from The Avengers

We previously saw Russian quadrotor hobbyist Native118's take on the DeLorean from Back to The Future: Part II. Now, check out his models of both the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier from The Avengers and the Hunter-Killer Aerials from the Terminator films. The third clip — with the synthesizer score and smoke — hits me… »8/20/12 5:40pm8/20/12 5:40pm

This flying robot light show is the coolest thing you will see all day

Stop whatever you're doing right now and watch this. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, KMel Robotics — who previously worked on the James Bond theme à la quadrotors — and Marshmallow Laser Feast unveiled this live performance of whirring robots performing a dazzling light show. Words cannot… »6/26/12 11:20am6/26/12 11:20am

Flying model of the DeLorean from Back to the Future 2 takes the skies in Russia

Russian quadrotor enthusiast Native118 — who previously dolled one up one of these machines as the Dragon C-21 gunship from Avatar — has built an RC model of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future: Part II. It's certainly impressive, but I will not sleep until one of you converts your entire house into … »3/12/12 8:45am3/12/12 8:45am

Watch a fleet of flying robots assemble a 20-foot indoor tower

On December 2 in Orléans, France, a crew of four quadrocopters assembled a six-meter-tall tower using 1,500 foam blocks as part of the FRAC Centre's "Flight Assembled Architecture" exhibit. The project was a collaboration was helmed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, whose researchers had… »12/03/11 11:05am12/03/11 11:05am

Ground-based 'bots swarm to assemble a landing pad for their quadcopter friend

We've seen plenty of quadcopters and plenty of follow-the-leader ‘bots, but this might be our first brush with follow-the-leader ‘bots that work together to build a mobile landing pad for a quadcopter while it's in flight. But that's not even the coolest part about this robotic system from the Georgia Robotics and… »7/30/11 10:30am7/30/11 10:30am