Spy copters

Is there anything these flying robots can't do?

This is simultaneously the coolest and creepiest thing we’ve ever seen: a swarm of autonomous robot helicopters playing the James Bond theme at TED2012. As New Scientist reports, “The robots elegantly move around the room to play different instruments without crashing into each other…[and] decide themselves which routes to take.” Call us paranoid, but we keep imagining these sneaky spy helicopters flying through our bedroom window at night, armed with tiny cylinders of poison gas.