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Autonomous Quadcopter Takes Humans Out of Flying Equation

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September 19, 2013
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A group of Austrian students have designed a quadcopter which flies autonomously using only the computing power of a smartphone. The researchers say the drone could one day be used for search and rescue scenarios or fighting fires without putting humans in harm's way. Jim Drury has more.


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