We have another brilliant drone quadcopter story for you guys! From delivering pizzas to monitoring road traffic or even delivering a ring in the middle of a wedding proposal, we have seen them doing some real cool stuff. Now, we have a drone that can be used as tour guides. Researchers at MIT have come up with a quadcopter named ‘SkyCall’ that can guide people around complex urban environment.
Researchers from MIT’s SENSEable City Lab are testing a prototype at MIT’s complex hallways and buildings. The prototype SkyCall quadcopter uses Wi-Fi networks available near-by and a mobile app along with GPS, a camera and other onboard sensors to create smart tour guides. The user has to summon a drone using its app, and when the drone arrives, feed the destination in the form of codes and it will navigate to the desired destination along with voice guidance. It’ll waft at leisurely pace and will stop if the user falls back.
Though the idea is pretty nifty but a few niggles have to be worked upon. Check the video posted by the team which demonstrates the product.
[Via – Technabob]