31 Jan '18, 9pm

How to Fly a Drone With Your Face

Image: Simon Fraser University Advertisement Editor’s Picks Aquatic Fixed-Wing Drone Could Lake-Hop Across Canada Drone Uses AI and 11,500 Crashes to Learn How to Fly Parrot's Bebop Drone Has Better Video, Longer Range, and Oculus Rift Support 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...

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