We've seen the 20 mini-quadrotor drones from the GRASP Lab out of the University of Pennsylvania fly creepily in unison. Now, the world of quadrocopter swarming gets even more intense as the number of them in this new video has more than doubled -- and they're flying at night.
Gizmodo describes the formation of 49 AscTec Hummingbird quadrocopters by Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ascending Technologies GmbH as "unnerving."
"It gets even creepier when the quadrocopters team up and become a giant swarm, morphing into different shapes like a living organism," Gizmodo's Casey Chan writes.
The quadrocopters swarm up and around, change color and appear almost like stars in the night sky. The drones also make impressive movements collectively for a 3-D effect. Here are a few screenshots but watch the video to see how their synchronized formation allows them to form 3-D shapes.
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DVICE reports that the show -- The Cloud in the Web -- could be the highest number of synchronized quadrocopters to date.
"It's definitely the highest number we've ever seen," it states.