Consumer Drones and Augmented Reality
Apparently the psychology department at the University of Central Florida has been granted some defense dept. money to see which video game controller might be best for flying unmanned drones. Even stranger, they cited my article, which mentions the disturbing confluence of trends. If you want to know about advances in this arena see for yourself.
And by the way, have you seen the new flush of remote-controlled helicopters…ahem…I mean “drones” that have hit the consumer market? They seem to have a natural affinity for the iPhone and iPad as controllers. Apparently you can use them in networked “augmented reality” games. Using the camera on the front of the “drone,” you can view other “drones” and even people on the hand-held device and shoot them. Sounds like an effective way to augment reality to me.