We have a gut feeling this is the video that'll be playing when 'the hive'
takes over -- a sentimental, 'look how far we've come' victory reel for the Quadrotor
nation. But for now, let's just keep the focus on the softer side of our future nemesis' training-room foibles. Playing like an ü
ber-geek version of America's Funniest Home Videos
, we admit we cracked a smile watching these insect-like bots
from the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab
take a few hard knocks in the humility ring. Fear of the swarm aside, it's a humorous twist on an otherwise droning research project
. The take away? Schadenfreude -- it's not just for humans.