This video shows a human in the loop simulation demonstrating the use of the "flying hand" a distributed hand made by several UAVs each representing a finger of the hand.
See  for the paper describing the method.
- , “The Flying Hand: a Formation of UAVs for Cooperative Aerial Tele-Manipulation”, in 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, 2014, pp. 4335-4341.