Telepresent flying

A head-mounted display, a swivelling video camera and a radio-controlled aircraft—fly away with both feet firmly on the ground.



Martin said...

That is so exceptionally cool! And I want one for archaeological survey purposes!

Too bad you need to be able to land the thing. I wish you could just hit a parachute button when you wanted to bring the thing down.

kai said...

Well, actually there are some RPVs (Remotely Piloted Vehicles, that's soldierspeak for radiocontrolled planes) that have exactly that parachute function. Hobbyists on the other hand usually prefer showing off with nice landings :-)

If you're serious about the survey thing, we can go have a chat with some people I know at SRFK and see what we can work out.