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Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D’Andrea

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Published on Mar 11, 2016
When you hear the word “drone,” you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that’s ambivalent to orientation … to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

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Published on Feb 28, 2017
What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.

What Do I Tell My Daughter?

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“What do I tell my daughter?” begins the voice-over in a touching Super Bowl commercial that Audi just debuted. The ad, titled “Daughter,” features a fearless young girl competing in a downhill cart race while her father contemplates her future as he narrates. The cinematic spot, which will air during the big game’s third quarter, is going to give you major chills.