April 27, 2014

Oculus FPV: flying into the age of first-person drone videos

Demonstration of a quadcopter outfitted with stereoscopic cameras that have been attuned to respond to head rotation from Oculus Rift 3D goggles. Documentation on Github:

I discovered this through Marc Andreessen, though plenty of other folks found this video through science fiction author William Gibson. This is the sort of thing he wrote about decades ago. Now we're living in that future.

I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more "first-person-flier" videos recorded using personal drones in the one that's just around the corner.