Drone quadcopters are offering very interesting use cases, and now there is another genius new idea. We’ve seen quadcopters used to deliver pizzas and helping make that special engagement moment unforgettable. Now the researchers at MIT have developed what they call “SkyCall”. Sounding like a name ripped out of the pages of Terminator, the drone-based concept helps people be guided through complex environments.
Leveraging near by Wi-Fi networks, a mobile app, and quadcopters that are affixed with a GPS, camera, and other sensors the drones stay a head of you to get you to where you want to be. The prototype being tested at MIT environments is called upon via the SkyCall app, upon arrival the user enters the destination code and then the technology takes over.
Using voice guidance the quadcopter takes the user to the destination at a relaxed pace. If the user falls to far behind sensors on the drone allow it to stop and wait and even sets an alert to the app.
Although just a prototype, the opportunities for drone involvement in our everyday lives is what we should take note of. These friendly devices could be used for many types of advantages, tour guides is just one of them.