Copter autonomously following car -- 13-year old has best project of the year!

Jonathan Buckley and his 13-year-old son Kaden (and friend Jack) just had the most epic day using the new and improved ArduCopter Follow-Me mode to have a 3DR Y6 follow a car (carrying an Android tablet). Have you ever seen a better father-son project??

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Comment by Thorsten on June 19, 2014 at 11:50pm

Imagine a car following a copter with:

- on the fly (ortho-)image processing, DEM generation etc.

- some cost-path- analysis 

- good obstacle avoidance

- ...

Maybe the red ballon will pave the way.

Kind regards,

Thorsten


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Comment by David Anders on June 20, 2014 at 1:58am

Very nice work - and what a great family project!

Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 20, 2014 at 12:42pm

It seemed to be working, for the 15 seconds shown.  Still not cinematic quality.

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