Robotic Quadrocopters Play Tennis Match

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ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena hosted a quadrocopter tennis match, involving a human-robot volley, a doubles match and an impressive robot-to-robot juggling act. The robots were outfitted with tennis rackets, allowing them to fly toward the ball and return a human’s serve. Watch it below.
Mark Müller, Sergei Lupashin and Raffaello D’Andrea conducted this experiment, part of ETH Zurich’s ongoing project examining adaptive high-performance maneuvers. The team was also responsible for teaching a quadrocopter to play a Christmas carol last year.
The quadrocopters are apparently pretty competitive — notice how they dive for the ball even when it’s out of reach.

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