Quad copters highlighted in “CES 2015: Unleash the Drones!” by MIT Technology Review

January 21st, 2015

CES 2015: Unleash the Drones!

Prepare for takeoff. Unmanned aircraft are a rapidly growing category in consumer electronics.

By: Rachel Metz | Posted 7 January 2015

Another quad copter on display came from the University of Pennsylvania and had an off-the-shelf Android smartphone using specialized Qualcomm vison-processing software serving as its navigational brain. It also had an Android app to control it built by post-doctoral researcher Giuseppe Loianno. Though it’s currently just a research project, this suggests an inexpensive way to get sophisticated drones into more people’s hands, since so many of us already have smartphones.

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