I wouldn’t say never.
I know a drone will never outthink a man, in terms of creativeness. But you don’t to be that creative, if you have billions of cycles per second and has a reaction time of thousandths of a second.
Hard to beat that.
Amazing stuff from GRASP Labs. Confined to the lab for now because of the need for calibrated position sensors, give ‘em a few years & they’ll be flying in the real world...
Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight
Aggressive Quadrotor Part II
Aggressive Quadrotors Part III
Computers don’t pass out from pulling too many g’s.