There seems to be no end to the marvels that quadrocopters can achieve. Now, though, researchers have got ’em throwing and catching poles like acrobats — and it’s amazing.
Carried out by researchers from Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Controls, the mini drones are capable of launching — and then catching! — an inverted pendulum (umm, a pole). Man, I would really struggle to do that, and these drones can do it perfectly. If you want to know more about how it all works Robohub has a great breakdown. Otherwise, just sit in awe like me. [YouTube via Verge]