Liz Gannes

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When Autonomous Flying Robots Fail (Video)

A presentation of progressively fantastical feats performed by a cadre of flying robots — jumping through hoops, collaborating with each other and playing the James Bond theme — was a huge hit at the TED conference this week. Now, see what it looked like when the “quadrotors” crashed.

Yup, it’s a flying robot blooper reel:

Here’s the full talk from TED this week by University of Pennsylvania’s Vijay Kumar:

(Hat tip Farhad Manjoo.)

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik