Have you ever heard about the arising Kinect technology? Well if not, are you ready to see helicopters fly without any device that controls, just the gestures of your arm. Does it sound interesting to you? Alright, let’s begin the show.
At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), a research project entitled Flying Machine Arena has shown the platform for motion control research.
To date, the proponents of this project have started working this platform last summer of 2008.
The interaction of the Flying Machine Arena have been showed using the flying of quadrocopters using the gesture control or what we have known as the Kinect Technology.
According to the video that has been posted below, you can see that by the arm gestures of a pilot it can fly the quadrocopters in any direction he wishes.
Like for example, when the pilot raises his right arm, the quadrocopter flies in a direction, while the left-arm movement of the pilot drives the quadrocopter to flip. This is really awesome.
The interfacing of Microsoft Kinect rig to the flying machine enables the pilot to control its flight by mere arm gestures.
To explain further, the Microsoft Kinect is originally designed for Xbox 360 game consoles of which it enables the user to control and interact with the game console without having to touch a game controller. The control is aimed through gestures and spoken commands.
While the original use of Kinect is for commercial, later Microsoft has released a non-commercial Kinect software that will allow other developers to write “Kinecting.”
So, now thanks to all these brilliant minded people for we have seen another amazing craft of technology. Are you interested to have a Kinect controlled quadrocopter?