According to the latest report, researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT have developed a software that lets the user develop drones of different sizes and different properties. The software also provides simulation transition that allows the user to virtually test that his device will fly or not.
Today we can get different types of drones which are categorized according to their price, size and utility. Some are too large in size and some are so small that they actually get tagged as the world’s smallest drone available. Some are meant for one cause and some for the other. Making drones is not an easy task but what if I tell you that this “not so easy” task is now simplified by developers and researchers from MIT then would you believe me?
You better do as a report has come stating that the researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT have developed a software that lets the user play with his imagination and define every aspect of it to the software which will in turn virtually test their “design” on the software too test that whether it will fly or not. This is going to be rather very helpful for the developers who fear the fact that their drone would fly or not irrespective of the math they did while making it.
PhD student studying at MIT named Tao Du while demonstrating his “bunnycopter” stated “Developing multicopters like these that are actually flyable involves a lot of trial-and-error, tweaking the balance between all the propellers and rotors. It would be more or less impossible for an amateur user, especially one without any computer-science background.”
With the software the Users can pick payload capacity, cost of the drone, flight timing, battery usage stats, shape and size of the drone and other factors that he/she wish to tell the software in order to create a virtual image of the same which would later be tested by the same software in a virtual world.
Got to say that, this is the first interactive system to design a drone that combines both control and geometry.