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Always On: Helibots to the rescue
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Always On: Helibots to the rescue

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Molly Wood stops by Carnegie Mellon University, where scientists are building helicopter robots that could eventually swarm autonomously into a disaster site, and then provide search and rescue responders with life-saving information. Also, they're cute little flying bots!

All I'm gonna -- Always nice move. A pop up enough -- that's actually not supposed to happen. -- -- flying robots which are being developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University are actually designed to help its search and rescue missions. The idea is -- and emergent situations were very dangerous situations. You don't want people to go and so things like trailer fire on the -- the fire's progress. When you have a nuclear reactor accident to one another edition -- wouldn't -- ability most. Sound far fetched of a sudden. -- a little bit but this kind of research is being done all over the world as scientists try to figure out how to make robots swarm autonomously. What could go wrong. Well -- look up when you're investigating the helicopter designed to do actually have to -- studied. How helicopters fly. None of us are actually -- mechanical engineers. All -- so what we did was that we went to the store and look for. The fund has VoIP really into lake by. That's awesome. Now these robotic helicopters have radios gyroscopes and compass is inside so they can sense objects around them and each other. Failure hazy is a gyroscope to stimulates the rotation seen only helicopter spinning out of control -- wanted to sit straight and -- in a particular direction and so the gyroscope doesn't. -- didn't -- -- helicopter and a hot that is a very good question. Synchronized and targeted. Something that sounded kind of ominous best these slightly terrifying vision of tomorrow all of the video edited attacks -- -- -- today. Police helicopter brought to work when -- put them to the test so how many can get going at once renowned. Like directing them to fly right into the palm of my hand so also accused the -- -- about -- music. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- A then turned away. It's gonna start it. Me in this news helicopter about her going to make it. The technology still have a long way to go I mean what I signed development was pretty impressive. But the notion that -- bots will be able to autonomously smoothly into a burning building and eventually save lives. They've got a little work today but let's -- dramatic. So I know you say it's disposable but. Not really just before --
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