Natural interaction with flying robots via Kinect

Moving ever closer to control of autonomous platforms using gesture based commands an excellent piece of video from The Flying Machine Arena at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control ETH Zurich

The Flying Machine Arena offers a safe, controlled sandbox environment allowing the testing and validation of mobile robots. Thanks to its large size, it allows the testing of fast-paced motions, be it on the ground or in the air. The Flying Machine Arena offers ideal conditions to test novel concepts thanks to a high-precision localization system, high-performance radio links, easy-to-use software structure, and safety nets enclosing the space

2 comments for “Natural interaction with flying robots via Kinect

  1. Neat
    3 July 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Wow this is pretty cool

  2. Neat
    3 July 2011 at 4:21 pm

    It would be neat if they can come up with some competitive game matches matches versus another player using this type of controlling method (Kinect Wars!) Or a tricks competition, etc.

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