Record-Breaking Drone Swarm Sees 50 UAVs Controlled by a Single Person in these videos

50 certainly seems like enough to be considered a “swarm.”

As it turns out, launching and controlling a swarm of 50 drones is no easy task. Who knew?

Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL), a team of students at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, successfully launched a swarm of 50 drones on August 27th. Perhaps more impressive than just the number is the fact that they were controlled by a single operator.

The team had previously launched 30 UAVs and controlled them simultaneously back in July, but 50 is a much more impressive number. How do you control all those drones buzzing about in the sky? Custom algorithms using high-powered WiFi to communicate between the drones...

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