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TED Talk: Amazing Drones: An Intriguing Look at the Future


May 17th at 4 PM on Zoom 
Talk by Raffaello D'Andrea, presented by Camille Goudeseune.

When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects push the boundaries of autonomous flight -- from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that's ambivalent to orientation ... to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.  And something to ponder:  When did "model airplanes" become "drones" ... and WHY?

Camille Goudeseune, an early entrant into the world of drones, will react to the TED talk and lead our discussion.  Dr. Goudeseune has extensive experience building and using drones to take aerial  photographs for publications and to do agriculturally-applied research.   It is sure to be instructive, invigorating, and fun!  

Click HERE to see Raffaello D'Andrea's talk, which lasts about 12 minutes.
Although the video will be shown on May 17th
we recommend viewing it in advance.
To register: 
Click on the “Register” button (preferred) or
Email  or
Call 781-283-0417, Ext. 2.

You will receive your Zoom invitation
when you register, as well as the day before the event 
and again the morning of the event.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 4:00 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Catherine Connor
Judith G Frommer
Registration is recommended
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Wellesley Neighbors,  PO Box 812609 , Wellesley, MA 02482   (781) 283-0417