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Not Just Sci-Fi Anymore: Students Create Gesture-Controlled Robot Drones

DiscoblogBy Joseph CastroJuly 10, 2011 7:58 PM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news Combining the Kinect's body-scanning camera with overhead cameras, students at ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena have created a nifty quadrocopter that's controlled with simple gestures. Move around your right arm and the drone follows a similar path; raise your left arm and it flips; clap and it lands. Hey, this is sort of like that sci-fi movie where people virtually controlled robots with just their body movements. It's the weekend and we can't think of the film—help us out in the comments section. (via PopSci)

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