Researchers from the Hong Kong University of science and technology have unveiled a holographic UAV control system, a new interface to control the UAV. It is more efficient than the first person perspective (FPV) and requires less data. It uses holographic augmented reality hardware to create 3D terrain map in real time, and the UAV can automatically reach the target position by specifying the target.

The holographic interface works with Microsoft hololens headphones. It generates augmented reality content in the form of maps that can be viewed from any angle. The system also conveys the sense of height and depth the UAV is facing. Hololens then sends commands to the UAV to identify the next target on the hologram. No one will fly to this location on their own and update the 3D map during the flight.

The newly developed holographic UAV control system will reduce the amount of data required for flight by six times

The University of Hong Kong team needs to finalize the UAV control system. At first, UAV data was transmitted through Wi Fi in the test space, and cellular communication transmission information was delayed. The researchers also pointed out that, so far, this control system management model “only applies to very limited space”. In one of the research tests, the UAV crashed because the altitude data was loaded too late.

However, scientists believe that 3D map data will be more effective than the first person view. In addition, during long-distance flights, the amount of data required by these devices will be reduced by six times without changing the quality. In the future, the team hopes to merge the two streams to further reduce traffic.

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