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The trunk of a flying UAV may be the final joystick

the trunk of a flying UAV may be the final joystick

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today, drones usually have a controller, but researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland now claim that they have a better way: to use the human body

EPFL scientists have designed a system that uses the human torso to control the UAV instead of the joystick. EPFL pointed out in a draft that this would make a person's head look around freely, just like a bird. The impact strength of PC materials is 28-35kj/m2

our goal is to design a control method that is easy to learn, so users need less psychological focus so that they can focus on more important issues, such as search and rescue. Using your torso really makes you feel like you're actually flying. On the other hand, the joystick design is simple, but mastering their use for accurately controlling distant objects may be challenging, said Jennifer miehlbradt, the first author of the team's paper published on PNAS

in order to make the UAV flight more coordinated with the human body, the researchers instructed 17 test subjects to imitate the UAV flying in the air. Each participant wore VR goggles to show the UAV's journey and was instructed to copy it. Their behavior was monitored by 19 independent infrared markers on their upper bodies

soon, a pattern emerged. In fact, only four markers are used on the torso. With only their trunks, test subjects are taking obstacle courses in their UAVs through the virtual and real world

further tests enabled scientists to compare 39 people using human torso and joystick. Even if there is only the minimum training, it will prove instinctive as the previous course on how to operate their trunk UAV control. It is superior to joystick control in accuracy and reliability

data analysis enables us to develop a very simple and intuitive method to affect measurement accuracy, which can also be used for other people, machines and operations. This method significantly improves the remote operation of robots with non-human mechanical properties, said silverstro microera of the bertarelli foundation., This contributes to a pull range of 200 Newtons which is sufficient for research

epfl researchers have been testing the basic elements of UAV use for many years. In 2015, they are developing a foldable UAV that can be put in a pocket. Last year, they used energy absorbing materials to build a very difficult UAV

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