WHIZZING robots brought a smile to IT developers as they flew across the King’s Centre.

And these machines can even be controlled by a hoodie.

Developer Andrew Nesbitt, 29, from Bath, joined friend Francis Gulotta, 30, to demonstrate inventions on Friday.

The pair gave their “Hacking with Javascript” demonstration at the jQuery event, a full day Java conference that attracted 600 visitors.

They hoped their demonstration would encourage more people to develop their own gadgets.

Mr Nesbitt said: “We were presenting a different talk.

“We presented ways that developers can get involved with programming and do something a little bit different.

“With the robots, you can fly them around using your iPad or your phone. You can also control it with a hoodie. If you lift your arms up into the air, it will send a message. It was quite fun.”

Mr Nesbitt has a degree in Robotics from Plymouth University and has been working with these robots for a year.

He added: “I think I have about 11 of them in my house. It is really a teaching exercise about getting people interested in robotics.”

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