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Intuitive Aerial use Oculus Rift to control a drone through the VR headset

Intuitive Aerial use Oculus Rift to control a real-life drone

| Wearable Computing News | Posted: Jul 25, 2013 12:21 pm

I truly do love Oculus Rift, and I think it's going to change the entire face of technology and gaming as we know it in the years to come. But, what are developers doing with it right now?

 

 

Well, one developer, Intuitive Aerial, have used the virtual reality headset to control a real-life drone. The first flight of Oculus FPV, gives a user the Rift headset, where they see a birds-eye view of the drone. This isn't just a virtual reality headset anymore, it's almost like you're physically flying in the air, kind of like Superman, but a drone.

 

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The drone itself is carrying a laptop to give the users on the ground communications to Oculus' Rift, so it's stuck to just using Wi-Fi at the moment. This means they're locked down to a 50-100m radius, but this will only improve with time. Give me real-life Superman, now.

NEWS SOURCES:Kotaku.com

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