Developed by engineers at UC Berkeley's Hybrid Systems Laboratory, this flying bot uses an onboard Kinect to create a 3D map of its surroundings, and thus safely navigate automatically around obstacles. For augmented reality/metaverse developers, one immediately obvious application of this technology: Using this bot to generate data of a real world space in 3D. And when Philip Rosedale's Second Life-driven AI gains full sentience, it will also be able to use these bots to gain knowledge of the outside world, and achieve global domination. So, you know, good times.
Hat tip: Howard Berkey.