It's nice that consumer drones are getting easier and easier to use, incorporating more safeguards and autonomy and stuff. Generally, though, piloting them does still require some practice and skill, along with free hands and a controller that's probably more expensive than it should be. This is why we've been seeing more research on getting drones set up so that unaltered, uninstrumented, and almost entirely untrained users can still do useful things with them. At Simon Fraser University, roboticists are seeing how far they can push this idea, and they've come up with a system for controlling a drone that doesn't require experience, or a controller. Instead, you use your face, and it's totally intuitive and natural.
Jan-31-2018, 22:16:41 GMT