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The drone is can dodge, even if the ball is approaching it from a distance of 3 meters, at 10 m/s. | Credit: University of Zurich

Drones can do many things, but avoiding obstacles is not their strongest suit yet – especially when they move quickly. Although many drones are equipped with cameras that can detect obstacles, it typically takes from 20 to 40 milliseconds for the drone to process the image and react. It may seem quick, but it is not enough to avoid a bird or another drone, or even a static obstacle when the drone itself is flying at high speed. This can be a problem when drones are used in unpredictable environments, or when there are many of them flying in the same area.

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