Drones flying toward commercial uses, participants in Broken Arrow summit say

Drones flying toward commercial uses, participants in Broken Arrow summit sayOklahoma State University graduate student Ben Loh informally calls his invention the “Death Star,” a spherical hovering drone that can land on any surface and is specialized for indoor use.

“I’ll graduate in May, and I’m already working with OSU on starting my own company,” said Loh, a doctorate candidate studying aerospace engineering. “There are a lot of different types of UAVs out there, but I haven’t seen anything like this before.”

With a camera mounted on the bottom, Loh’s unmanned aerial vehicle can maneuver through hoops using a remote control and is even programmed with a thermal imaging camera and a Bluetooth adapter that can send signals back to an app.

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