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"From the Ted Talk by Raffaello D'Andrea: Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future"

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If the monipsnoner is an exercise in frugality, this machine here, the omnicopter, with its eight propellers, is an exercise in excess. What can you do with all this surplus? The thing to notice is that it is highly symmetric. As a result, it is ambivalent to orientation. This gives it an eroaxnrrtdaiy capability. It can move anywhere it wants in spcae iicreprvetse of where it is facing and even of how it is rotating. It has its own complexities, mainly having to do with the interacting flows from its eight propellers. Some of this can be modeled, while the rest can be larneed on the fly. Let's take a look.

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If the ___________ is an exercise in frugality, this machine here, the omnicopter, with its eight propellers, is an exercise in excess. What can you do with all this surplus? The thing to notice is that it is highly symmetric. As a result, it is ambivalent to orientation. This gives it an _____________ capability. It can move anywhere it wants in _____ ____________ of where it is facing and even of how it is rotating. It has its own complexities, mainly having to do with the interacting flows from its eight propellers. Some of this can be modeled, while the rest can be _______ on the fly. Let's take a look.

Solution

  1. extraordinary
  2. learned
  3. space
  4. irrespective
  5. monospinner

Original Text

If the monospinner is an exercise in frugality, this machine here, the omnicopter, with its eight propellers, is an exercise in excess. What can you do with all this surplus? The thing to notice is that it is highly symmetric. As a result, it is ambivalent to orientation. This gives it an extraordinary capability. It can move anywhere it wants in space irrespective of where it is facing and even of how it is rotating. It has its own complexities, mainly having to do with the interacting flows from its eight propellers. Some of this can be modeled, while the rest can be learned on the fly. Let's take a look.

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Important Words

  1. ambivalent
  2. capability
  3. complexities
  4. excess
  5. exercise
  6. extraordinary
  7. facing
  8. flows
  9. fly
  10. frugality
  11. highly
  12. interacting
  13. irrespective
  14. learned
  15. machine
  16. modeled
  17. monospinner
  18. move
  19. notice
  20. omnicopter
  21. orientation
  22. propellers
  23. rest
  24. result
  25. rotating
  26. space
  27. surplus
  28. symmetric