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Eye-tracking tech lets you control a drone by looking where you want it to move


Article cites research by Giuseppe Loianno, assistant professor with a joint appointment to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NYU Tandon.

There are all manner of weird and wonderful control systems being invented to help drone pilots guide their unmanned aerial vehicles through the skies. One that sounds pretty intuitive, though, is laid out in a new piece of research from engineers at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering], the University of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. They have invented a method to allow drone pilots to fly using a pair of eye-tracking glasses. … “This solution provides the opportunity to create new, non-invasive forms of interactions between a human and robots allowing the human to send new 3D-navigation waypoints to the robot in an uninstrumented environment,” Dr. Giuseppe Loianno, assistant professor at New York University and Director of the Agile Robotics and Perception Lab, told Digital Trends.

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