Watch a swarm of drones fly through heavy forest—while staying in formation #drone #droneday
This is neat to actually see how the drones visualize and maneuver. They are able to move through a dense forest together, Via Science Mag:
Weaving through dense woods is a challenge for even the smartest drone. Trying to do it as part of a swarm is orders of magnitude harder. But researchers have now cracked the code.
The approach builds on a single-drone navigation technique, which rapidly maps routes around obstacles as they come within view using only the drone’s onboard camera and computer. The team, which was also behind the earlier strategy, adapted it for swarms by getting drones to broadcast their trajectories over a wireless network. That allowed the other drones to choose routes that avoided collisions while staying in formation.
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