Ah! You got here before me! It's a fascinating talk!
It also struck me, before the Bixler was pictured, that they were costing the airframe at $500, which seemed a little high for the models they were talking about. My thought was that the guys could develop a scratch build suitable for the purpose described and make a kit available.
I watched this talk as a result of this post. Glad I did!
What surprises me more than anything is the results they are getting with the simplest of equipment. I love the concept so much this is certainly going to be my primary direction in 2014.