Ever wanted to see drones sing? Now you can! KMel Robotics has programmed a group of hexrotors and those tiny robotic critters are making a cute music show.
On a race training track near Annecy, Frace, a couple of drone enthusiasts have replicates a Star Wars like chace with their drones. The result is pretty darn spectacular. If George Lucas would have had drones in the 70s he would have created a much great movie.
Drones are amazing. These tiny flying robots have created a third dimensions for us, the commoners. Many can afford to buy such a drone and then can film the world from high up in the skies. In the video from above you can see Los Angeles as you’ve never seen it before.
Michael Bay, step aside, please. This guy, Jos Stiglingh, used a drone to fly it through the fireworks. The drone is safe, but it brought back a great video that racket up to 8 million views in less than a week. They used a DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3 silver.
Only in the movies of Michael Bay you will see such grandeur in the explosions and near calls. Well done, guys!
The guys at Dolphin Safari (website) use a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter with a small GoPro HERO3 Black camera in order to film some of the 400 000 dolphins from outside of Calif., US and even whales from time to time.
From the video description:
aptain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California, at great personal risk, has recently filmed and edited a 5-minute video that contains some of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, footage ever taken with a drone from the air of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California, three gray whales migrating together down the coast off San Clemente, California, and heartwarming close-ups hovering over a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling and playing with its mom as an escort whale stands guard nearby, filmed recently in Maui.
I wrote about Festo frist in 2010 when I heard about the fact that they want to create lifelike robots, from four legged robots to flying birds and then even something that could mimic a human muscle in detail.
What you see above is a slow motion video created by the good guys from Earth Unplugged and it shows the level of complexity and how fluid the movements of that flying robot bird are.
What you may not know is that Festo has even created a flying robot dragonfly. This dragonfly can fly in any direction, it steers as natually as it can be and it makes only some noise. Let your imagination fly!
Pipeline Winter 2013 is one of the greatest videos of this week. It features surfers from Hawaii fighting with the waves and eventually riding them. A DJI quadcopter and a Go Pro camera were used by Eric Sterman to create this video.
Truly inspiring and it makes you wonder why I do not have such a drone in my home NOW?! Such a drone costs about $500 on Amazon. See (my affiliate) link DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro
Do you use such a drone? What do you do with it?
Quadrocopters can do a lot of amazing things today. In the video above you can see how they keep a pole vertically and are also able to trow it from one to another. These tiny devices are incredibly powerful and flexible.