Drone pilots may be interested in a new haptic drone joystick developed by start-up MotionPilot, to enable drone pilots to fly drones using just one hand and feel the movement of their drone in a more intuitive way. The new range includes a haptic feedback technology that is capable of providing pilots with a sense of the drone’s position as it moves through the air. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about this unique and innovative drone control system which is currently under development and in its prototype stage. But is hoping to make the jump to the consumer market very soon.
The drone control joystick offers pilots three modes to choose from, with each one corresponding to a different ability level, so even experienced users can enjoy a challenge, say its developers. When set to the beginner mode, the system will automatically control the drone’s trajectory, making the flying experience as easy as possible and reducing the chance of any fatal crashes. For more skilled pilots the intermediate and advanced modes allow for increasing user control and freedom. All modes can be selected using the companion smartphone application, which can also be utilised to tweak the control system even further to your exact requirements.
The prototype haptic drone joystick was recently showcased by MotionPilot, who said existing drone pilots were impressed with the unique haptic flying system. Although no details on worldwide availability or pricing have been revealed as yet by MotionPilot. But as soon as any more news comes to light we will keep you up to speed as always. In the meantime jump over to the official EPFL PDF for more information and specifications by following the link below.
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