Aerostat Monitor

A small flying platform, capable of maneuvering in three dimensions; can hover in place and communicate with others like it. (Read the full article)

"See also Stanislaw Lem's "The Invincible", first published in 1964 -- swarms of flying nanobots "evolve" out of earlier robots. The nanobots defeat all other local and imported biological and robotic forms, plus one human warship armed to the teeth. They _almost_ defeat human second warship that arrives to investigate the demise of the first one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invincible"
(YDZ 4/8/2005 6:58:33 PM )
"See the opening part of any 1960's Johnny Quest episode for the flying platforms.
(Actually, these were quite different - much smaller and independently mobile. People could ride on the Quest-era flying platforms.)"
(Penny 1/24/2006 5:15:09 PM )

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