BitCraze Makes Drone Flying Feel Like Telekinesis on the HoloLens

Drones are popular little toys, but they're not the easiest things to control. While hand gestures may not change that too much, donning a HoloLens and flying a physical object with a wave of your hand at least makes the process feel a lot more like a telekinesis.

Sean Kelly, a HoloLens software engineer at Microsoft, used the BitCraze open-source platform for drone control to design a proof of concept app that uses a HoloLens to track hand gestures for remotely piloting a flier (in this case, BitCraze's Crazyflie 2.0 drone). While it doesn't work terribly well just yet, you can see the potential in his video above.

With less lag and more precision, this could make a really pleasurable experience—at least once the HoloLens costs far less than $3,000, anyway.

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