The drone mishaps, such as the collision that hit a military helicopter in New York, become something of an everyday danger.
And professional drone operators sweat bullets as their drones hover too close to their clients' things – especially their expensive items. Enter German startup DronOSS, which has uploaded a demo of its new AR-based system training drone pilots to maneuver clean.
The video shows a drone's live feed via a smartphone on a drone controller as the drone hovers through augmented reality rings scattered in the air and other obstacles added to its perception.
AR rings change color when a careless pilot pierces them so that trainers can get instant feedback on their pilot's flight accuracy.
DronOSS software, developed in Unity, works with a prototype camera-based component that rides under the drone – ARbox . Showing functionality that most drones do not have, ARbox transmits a huge amount of position, rotation and video data to the company's client app on a digital device.
DronOSS & # 39; ARbox has similarities to the Phantom 4 drone offered by DJI by using visual odometry instead of just GPS to pull the drone's several meter wide positioning accuracy intervals.