Today’s 360 VR Buzz: You Can Now Pilot A Drone Using VR And Your Torso

This was a very interesting BUZZ that I found today and wanted to share with you.

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A group of scientist at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have come up with a technique that uses VR and a custom motion capture suit to allow users to precisely maneuver their drone using only their torso.  According to a recent research paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, it’s a technique that gives users intuitive, gesture-based drone. In terms of learning time and steering abilities, this new method is actually capable of outperforming standard joystick devices. The process of developing a data-driven, body-machine took some time. The research team first needed to understand exactly how the human body would naturally move when imitating the movement of a drone.  To do this, nineteen motion-capture markers were attached to the upper bodies of a group of volunteers as they watched drone footage through a VR headset. They were then asked to use their bodies to simulate the drones flight pattern.

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