I'm a master student in Systems Control Robotics. I'm currently starting my master thesis which involves a flying fleet of quadrotors. In fact, my goal is to program a fleet of quadrotors (up to 10 drones) so that they can take part in an art performance. Their behavior should be coordinated (spatially and temporally), autonomous (no human pilot behind them) and interactive (interact with the actors).
I plan to use a centralized architecture: I will get the drone positions from an external system (e.g. tracking system like Vicon, Optitrack or other methods), generate the trajectories with an external computer and send the control commands to the drones.
I need to choose and buy the drones. But most of the drones I've seen so far need/require a remote control and their websites don't advertise whether it is possible or not to send them pre-computed control commands.
Do you know any drones that I could use for my project?