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"From the Ted Talk by Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate"

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So what I want to show you next is a video of 20 of these little robots, flying in formation. They're monitoring their neighbors' positions. They're maintaining formation. The formations can change. They can be paanlr formations, they can be three-dimensional formations. As you can see here, they colslape from a three-dimensional formation into planar formation. And to fly through obstacles, they can adapt the fotmairnos on the fly. So again, these robots come really csloe together. As you can see in this figure-eight flight, they come within inches of each other. And despite the ayeidoarnmc interactions with these propeller blades, they're able to maintain stable flight.

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So what I want to show you next is a video of 20 of these little robots, flying in formation. They're monitoring their neighbors' positions. They're maintaining formation. The formations can change. They can be ______ formations, they can be three-dimensional formations. As you can see here, they ________ from a three-dimensional formation into planar formation. And to fly through obstacles, they can adapt the __________ on the fly. So again, these robots come really _____ together. As you can see in this figure-eight flight, they come within inches of each other. And despite the ___________ interactions with these propeller blades, they're able to maintain stable flight.

Solution

  1. collapse
  2. planar
  3. aerodynamic
  4. close
  5. formations

Original Text

So what I want to show you next is a video of 20 of these little robots, flying in formation. They're monitoring their neighbors' positions. They're maintaining formation. The formations can change. They can be planar formations, they can be three-dimensional formations. As you can see here, they collapse from a three-dimensional formation into planar formation. And to fly through obstacles, they can adapt the formations on the fly. So again, these robots come really close together. As you can see in this figure-eight flight, they come within inches of each other. And despite the aerodynamic interactions with these propeller blades, they're able to maintain stable flight.

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Important Words

  1. adapt
  2. aerodynamic
  3. blades
  4. change
  5. close
  6. collapse
  7. flight
  8. fly
  9. flying
  10. formation
  11. formations
  12. inches
  13. interactions
  14. maintain
  15. maintaining
  16. monitoring
  17. obstacles
  18. planar
  19. positions
  20. propeller
  21. robots
  22. show
  23. stable
  24. video