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Video: Quadrocopters juggle balls

Think the Parrot A.R. Drone is cool? Well think again. A bunch of engineers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have created flying quadrocopters capable of tracking and volleying balls midflight – heck, they even engage in a little game of keepy-uppy.

The cool thing about these devices is that they are not remote controlled by humans, but instead utilise a Vicon motion capture system to identify and volley the balls in real time automatically, accurately plotting their position and the trajectory of the incoming ball.

Don’t believe? Well watch the video below and prepare to be shocked.