TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Amazing Advances in Aerial Robotics
Until recently I had not heard about TED. I was sent a link about Vijay Kumar and his team at Penn State University that build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams – for construction, surveying disasters and far more. Here is a note from the TED website. Watch the video and see what these amazing robots can do. I am always fascinated by how science fiction is happening now.