Midnight In The Desert — copters

Black Hawk Helicopter Buzzed Tour Group at Front (Line) Gate of Area 51

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Black Hawk Helicopter Buzzed Tour Group at Front (Line) Gate of Area 51

Tour Group buzzed by a low flying unmarked Black Hawk Helicopter that was patrolling the Main Entrance Perimeter of Area 51. The Cammo Dudes were also watching from their white pickup truck.

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FBI seeks quadrocopter that buzzed airliner

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FBI seeks quadrocopter that buzzed airliner

On March 5, the pilot of an Alitalia flight on its final approach to Runway 31 R at New York's JFK International Airport spotted something odd in the air—a small, black flying machine with four propellers flying too close for comfort. The aircraft, likely a "quadrocopter" style drone, passed within 200 feet of the Alitalia airliner at an altitude of about 1,750 feet. Yesterday, the FBI issued a call for help from the public, requesting anyone with information about the drone or its operators to contact the FBI's New York field office. An FBI spokesperson told Ars that there had...

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together -- and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads. Roboticist Raffaello D'Andrea explores the possibilities of autonomous technology by collaborating with artists, architects and engineers.

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