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Drone direction: The flying robotic pop band

26 April 2014 Last updated at 00:00 BST

A team of US robotics experts have put together a pop group of flying drones, who will play a string of live dates this weekend.

Daniel Mellinger, a former student of Pennsylvania University and co-founder of KMel Robotics, talked to the BBC about how the band was formed.

The robots will be performing at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, in a bid to recreate before a live audience what they previously achieved in the recording studio.

Video Journalist: Dougal Shaw

Drone footage courtesy of KMel Robotics; Visual and musical direction by Kurtis Sensenig and Dan Paul respectively