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Video: Octocopter Features Independent Rotors

New drone configuration flies in any orientation, plays catch

May 31, 2017

Researchers at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich, Switzerland have developed a new drone that uses a unique rotor layout that uses a trajectory generator algorithm to allow the operator to position and hold the flyer in a desired end position at a given time.

The algorithm developed by the researchers can generate around 500,000 trajectories per second.

How will you use it? Perhaps assembling structures in difficult locations, search and rescue operations, or simply passing time playing one-manned catch.

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