Science

The Autonomous Flock

Watching drones learn to fly together is oddly moving.

Swarming in the evening sky over a field, 10 quadcopters were instructed to form a circle. They are designed to communicate with one another to fly cooperatively, like birds in a flock, and they fell into line, each knowing its neighbor’s position. The technology is the first of its kind (PDF).

Video by Reuters.

Advertisement