UMass Lowell Robotics Lab
March 28, 2011 by Tony Posted in Education, Lowell Leave a Comment
The UMass Lowell Robotics Department created this video. It demonstrates a drone guided by a DREAM Controller. What’s a DREAM Controller? More explanation below.
This AR Drone is flown using the Dynamically Resizing Ergonomic and Multi-touch (DREAM) controller on the Microsoft Surface. The DREAM controller spawns when one or both hands are placed down, conforming to your hand size and position. There is full analog control with both hands for flight movement, as well as buttons to take off and land. The interface uses the Parrot AR Drone SDK to communicate with the AR Drone over ad-hoc WiFi.
This video was originally posted by UMLrobotics.