Can autonomous robots fly in a coordinated flock? Prof. Tamás Vicsek, a Hungarian ERC grantee, has proved that they can. In his project the researcher has been studying bird flocks, and other natural phenomena, aiming to apply their principles to robotics. As a result, Prof. Vicsek has created, for the first time, a fully independent swarm of drones which communicate via radio to coordinate their movements.
The project's results were also covered by the National Geographic (in Hungarian).