“Roboticist Vijay Kumar and his team at the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory riveted the crowd on Wednesday with video clips of their eight-inch, .1-pound, four-rotor autonomous flying robots performing 360-degree flips in less than half a second, zooming through hula hoops thrown into the air and building mini-structures — all without human control.

But what really got the audience going at this year’s conference was the very last clip of the presentation, a music video created by GRASP lab members and UPenn students Daniel Mellinger and Alex Kushleyev. The video featured nine of these flying ‘bots playing the ‘James Bond’ theme song using a keyboard, a drum, a cymbal, and even a guitar.”

–Courteney Palis. “Flying Robots Play James Bond Theme At TED 2012.” The Huffington Post March 2, 2012. Web with video.

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