This Week in Drone Racing
April 16 – April 22, 2016
Top stories, videos, and flights that may have landed through the cracks.
- Brain-controlled drone racing
- Livestreaming is better with live race data
- Las Vegas welcomed drone racing at the NAB Show
- Luke Bannister turned 16, gets interviewed, friends with German
- Fun this week: #DroneThoughts
- Friday Flight of the Week: Racing in France
The University of Florida uses brain computer interface (BCI) to race drones. Very, very slowly.
In a TLS interview with FPVLive, Founder Chris Toombs talks about how they use live updates to help spectators know what’s happening in a race, and who the winner is.
We… have a system in place that allows me to update pilot lower thirds, upcoming race info, last race and overall results graphics.
The NAB Show is the “largest event focused on the intersection of technology, media and entertainment.” It’s also an event for the forefront of drone media content. MultiGP and the Aerial Sports League were there to represent drone racing entertainment.
CNET has a new video with some more information from last week’s Wembley Stadium event in England. Apparently Banni-UK had a birthday in between the World Drone Prix and now, turning 16.
5) Fun This Week
I’m not saying #DroneThoughts is trending….because it’s not. But sometimes you have too much time on your hands.
6) Friday Flight of the Week
This week we go to France for close flying and a lot of inverted freestyle.