An anonymous reader writes “Researchers at MIT’s Sturdy Robotics Corps have in the offing developed a robotic helicopter masterly of autonomously flying secret buildings or other GPS-denied environments. It has an on-board camera and a laser scanner that maps the nearby ecosystem. The video talks surrounding search-and-rescue and civilized engineering applications, but it also brings a certain extent spooky reminders of Minority Boom to my premier. How prolonged register I persist anecdote of these chasing me down a nefarious alley? The team’s website has more videos showing earlier stages of the fling.”

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