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- On Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Pendulum-Balancing Quadrotor Learns Some New Tricks
Raffaello D'Andrea and his disciples at ETHZurich love to build beautiful robots -- a robotic cube that balances on one corner, modular flying robots that self-assemble, a pair of quadrotors that can juggle a ball together.
Hehn and D'Andrea, an IEEEFellow and co-founder of Kiva Systems, which develops warehouse automation robots (disclosure: he's also a member of IEEESpectrum's editorial advisory board), describe the project in a paper, 'A Flying Inverted Pendulum,' presented today at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), in Shanghai.
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