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Dance Copters Dance

I had previously posted about the collaboration between Pilobolus and MIT for a piece with quadrotors dancing with a human. I got to see the video of the performance at the ICRA Workshop I attended, and now I’ve found the whole thing online via the CSAIL website.

There was also an impressive performance using quadcopters at the New Directors’ Showcase. (via IEEE)

This performance features a beautiful coordination between robotically controlled light fixtures and the copters. I found the use of mirrors to create more than just a point of light while getting around payload concerns to be particularly inspired. I would have liked to see more interaction between the robots (bending one beam to another, for example), but I’m sure that gets even trickier.

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