This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Always On: Helibots to the rescue
About Video Transcript

Always On: Helibots to the rescue

3:09 /

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 --
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

The Armor A60 portable drive can...
2:10 October 24, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo did some blah blah talking and then a real-world drop test on the Silicon Power Armor...
Play video
Macan: Meet the very different...
21:47 October 24, 2014
Porsche Macan marks the beginning of several chapters for the carmaker, plus a new list of the safest cheap...
Play video
Help battling robots cause even...
6:03 October 24, 2014
This week on Crave, we take a closer look at the Hendo hoverboard, fly on a Virgin Galactic spaceship, and...
Play video
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2: A...
2:00 October 24, 2014
The C5 Series 2 sounds better than the original and is one top in-ear headphones for less than $200.
Play video
Mr. Coffee gains some smart home...
2:27 October 24, 2014
The $150 Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew Smart brews 10-cups at a time and can be controlled by the Wemo mobile a...
Play video
The Philips 100W Equivalent LED...
1:20 October 24, 2014
We tested this bulb to see if it's a better buy than GE or Cree
Play video
Breaking open iPads, Groupon's...
2:54 October 24, 2014
The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free...
Play video
Vizio P series: Good and cheap...
2:31 October 24, 2014
The highly anticipated Vizio P series is among the cheapest 4K TVs available and delivers a very good picture,...
Play video