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  • June 24, 2014
    The AirDog is a GoPro toting quadrocopter drone that uses a body-mounted tracking device to follow you around and film whatever the hell you're doing. Which is probably some EXTREME SPORT. Or getting hit in the head with a quadrocopter. The drones are currently a Kickstarter... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    This is the Estes Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (available on Amazon for $40 plus other places). It's 2.5-inches from rotor tip to rotor tip, weighs 0.4-ounces and gets 5 to 10 minutes of flight time on a single charge. Unfortunately, its rotors aren't powerful enough to suppor... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2013
    This is the R/C quadrocopter outfitted with a custom glowing eyes ghost costume built by Alton Porter to scare trick-or-treaters this year (previously: this less impressive one). That would probably work on me. I'm not that afraid of people because I'm a really quick shooter/... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2013
    This is a beautiful quadrocopter tour of Bodie, California. In the late 1800's and early 1900's Bodie was a prosperous gold-mining town. By the 1940's it was a ghost town. Will business ever pick back up? It's unlikely. Will my mom ever remember to pick me back up from sch... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2013
    Because quadrocopters are totally the new pillow-carrying nephews, this is a video of a little quadrocopter flying in the rings during a wedding ceremony. You know, because people can't have normal weddings anymore and are determined to add an element that will have their gues... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2013
    This is some beautiful footage of Niagara Falls shot with a GoPro camera mounted to a DJI Innovations Phantom quadrocopter. It's really awe inspiring. You know, a lot of the time it seems like Mother Nature is just out to kill us all, but then a video like this comes along an... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    This is a video of a mind-controlled quadcopter being piloted through a balloon obstacle course. Impressive, but I'd like to see somebody try to fly it by me while I'm swinging a broom handle. University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He has been working on... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2013
    This is a video of Jason Don'tknowhislastname proposing to his heavily pregnant girlfriend Christina Soontobedon'tknowhislastname with an engagement ring flown in on a quadrocopter. It all takes place in Alamo Square Park (aka the park from the Full House opening credits) in S... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2013
    This is the MeCam, a teensy little quadrocopter with a video camera that can follow you around capturing all the exciting moments in your life that you can't catch on webcam. Things like going to work, working, coming home from work, and eating dinner. It's also voice activat... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2012
    Ever wonder what the robots will watch after they've conquered humanity and just want to relax at the theater on a Friday night? "Human gladiator fights." Jesus, you're probably right. But this is a synchronized quadrocopter light show recently put on by KMel Robotics (of '... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2012
    Because what better way to start a Monday than with some weird/depressing news, Dutch artist Bart Jansen had his cat Orville (after the Wright brother) taxidermied and turned into a flying quadrocopter after it was hit by a car. You know, because that's how you show respect fo... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    Those aren't f***ing tacos -- that's a clown nose, dummy! Allegedly (and I stress allegedly HARD and in a real husky voice that makes you weak in the knees and pee a little), a startup in San Francisco wants to sell Mexican food and make deliveries with the use of an autonomou... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    I know the screencap looks fake as shit, but that's only because it was shot on some Cold War era Russian video camera -- the flying DeLorean is actually real. Basically some clever Ruskies made an R/C quadrocopter and added a foam DeLorean body and some light effects and PRES... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    "Scientists" (read: terrorists) at the Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) have attached a Linux box to a quadrocopter drone and taught it to locate Wi-Fi networks and attack them from the air. Oh -- plus they named it SkyNET. What the shit... Whilst internet-only attacks ... / Continue →
  • July 5, 2011
    The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab, in an attempt to subdue me so I don't bulldoze their building down, has posted a one minute video of their autonomous quadrocopters crashing into each other and all around failing at robotic life. I found it, dare I say, humorous? "... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2011
    The University of Pennsylvania's Grasp Lab quadrocopters, of which we've already seen way more than enough to prove that they'll kill us all, are back at it, this time with the ability to follow a leader in some sort of synchronized flying ballet. Swan Lake it is not. Coming ... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2010
    Because roboticists hold nothing sacred (not even baby Jesus!), a team has managed to program a quadrocopter to play 'Jingle Bells' on the keyboard with its little dangling peener. Hey that's how I play too! aside, it's pretty disturbing to see. Also, painful to listen to. I... / Continue →