Flying Robots Play James Bond Theme (Fun Video)

From You Tube:
Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this “couch guitar” by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the “couch guitar”.

Video via Tim Blair from The Telegraph.

Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics. Special thanks to Professor Daniel Lee for his support.

Main web site for Quadrotors

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52 Responses to Flying Robots Play James Bond Theme (Fun Video)

  1. zannyro says:

    My mouth is literally hanging open!

  2. I’m impressed – that’s pretty darned slick!

  3. This is BRILLIANT! One of your best yet. πŸ™‚

  4. gitwizard says:

    Amazing! Thanks for including the University of Pennsylvania link for the geeks amongst us.

  5. Windsmoke. says:

    The Quadrotors look like something Q would have invented just for a James Bond and wouldn’t look out of place either :-).

  6. Those quadrotors sound like a swarm of mosquitoes! Amazing technology…

  7. Rebekah says:

    LOL what a jaw-dropper! They really play well too!!! πŸ™‚

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Rebekah,
      I thought it was excellent, I would of liked to have heard the whole song played through, but we can’t always have what we want. πŸ˜†

  8. El Guapo says:

    That is incredibly cool, and I will be very impressed by those little robots.
    Until they start to take over the world. πŸ˜‰

  9. BoJo Photo says:

    That is mind blowing! πŸ™‚ Smoogs!!! Amazing that you can so many small objects to work in unison.

  10. Selma says:

    I love stuff like this so much. Just fantastic. I take my hat off to the creators of them. Love John Phillips comment. LOL.

  11. Lenore Diane says:

    Too cool for school!!

  12. E.C. says:

    I want one or two or three. lol Awesome & amazing. They’re like trained big old mosquitoes. You find the coolest videos and info. πŸ™‚

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi E.C.
      They are like trained mosquitoes, and I agree they would be a ton of laughs to have a few flying around the home, just think they could get the remote for you, find your keys, the possibilities are endless. πŸ˜€

  13. Those were cool videos! Just imagine all the good stuff they could do with these!

  14. aFrankAngle says:

    Very interesting … better yet … it brought a smile to my morning.

  15. Mags: Off-topic and I apologize, but someone sent me this cool link and awesome dolphin video that I thought was right up the Magsx2 blog.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EOSR,
      Oh yes very much so, I would love to put this in my blog if it is alright with you, I will certainly link back to your blog as credit to the find. Are you sure you don’t want to put into your blog?

      • No Mags, this is for you. I thought of you the SECOND I saw it. By all means, use it. We’re hopping a plane for Buenos Aires in a couple of hours!! Good-bye Brazil. Hello Argentina.

        • magsx2 says:

          Thank You very much. πŸ˜€
          I really wish I was on that holiday with you, such fantastic photos you have posted already, I will be looking forward to seeing Argentina as well. Enjoy. πŸ˜€

  16. starlaschat says:

    I wonder how long it took to get these little guys to play that tune so perfectly? Just one little robot going left instead of right. :+) There so small.

  17. Eric Murtaugh says:

    This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Hi Mags! That’s great! It looks like the news is spreading fast πŸ™‚ I’m letting all my friends know about it too. I was watching the Today Show this morning and they were talking about it too!

  19. I don’t think that they are going to replace long-haired musicians, but someone will surely find a way for the technology to be used as lethal weapons.

  20. Tony McGurk says:

    Fascinating little critters. Have you read Michael Crichton’s novel Prey. That 2nd video reminded me of that.

  21. I clicked liked not knowing what I liked because my Adobe Flash Plugin keeps crashing….I have spent an hour trying to fix the problem.

    My son’s team, Team FREDNET, builds robots πŸ™‚

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