Swarm of micro-helicopters could create a giant 3D display

from WIRED:

Mechanical fireflies could help create a new kind of 3-D display, say researchers at MIT

“Each of the helicopters then acts as what we call a smart pixel,” E Roon Kang, the MIT research fellow who is leading the project, told Wired.com. “By controlling their movement, we can have the pixels flying through the air.

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