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At Penn: 'Swarms of Flying Robots'

Vijay Kumar's profs and students are making these things smaller and more united

At Penn: 'Swarms of Flying Robots'

"By mimicking the swarming behaviors of birds, fish and insects,  (Alex) Kushleyev and (Daniel) Mellinger, along with the Engineering School’s deputy dean of education Vijay Kumar, are helping scientists and engineers create smarter, faster and more flexible robots," Penn Engineering reports here. Plus cool videos of swarming robots.

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