Drone Gets Its Smarts from a Smartphone

Researchers believe an Android smartphone is the key to creating a low-cost, autonomous drone.

Annette Mossel, a graduate student behind the project who studies virtual reality, tracking, and 3-D interaction at the Vienna University of Technology, says the idea was born out of a desire to create an inexpensive, autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle that could help survey disaster scenes. Using a smartphone as the processing unit cuts costs and makes it easier to update the drone’s software, she says.

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