On its own, one robot isn’t a big deal. But when you mass produce them with the ability to identify and learn from each other, things get scary. Researchers at Eötvös University Department of Biological Physics in Budapest, Hungary have been working on a program that takes quadcopter drones and programs them with the artificial intelligence needed to flock together autonomously and operate in a large group cooperatively. This self-maintaining flock can also track targets and hover over pre-set locations. Currently, drone operations require a “one pilot per machine” loadout, but this AI could completely change that.