Artificial intelligence and robotics will be massive drivers of change and opportunity over the next few years and I love looking at what leading edge robots can do. Partly it gives a sense of what will soon be in the mainstream changing our lives and partly it’s an awe inspiring reminder of how fast these technologies are developing.

First up is a video of a quadcopter which can grip a branch like a bird. At 26s it’s nice and short.

I was reminded of this second video when I saw the first. It shows two quad copters throwing and catching a pole. Look at the way the catching copter makes fine adjustments to keep the pole balanced. It’s amazing.