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Insanely accurate robot quadrotors throw and catch poles, plan our demise

Ok, seriously, that long-predicted robot uprising must only be a few years away now. Time to go into hiding...

We’ve already seen robot quadrotors play the James Bond theme with uncanny accuracy, but this latest display has genuinely got us shifting uncomfortably in our seats.

Now the little flying machines actually throw, catch and perfectly balance a metal rod between one another. Oh the horror.

Replace the rod with a katana and you’ve got a deadly game of catch that’ll have a room full of organic humans turned to mincemeat in no time.

The serious technical narration just makes it worse and we can’t help but think that Skynet is stirring. It’s only a matter of time…


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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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