The University of Zurich has developed a new flight path algorithm.
Drone racing has been recently gaining more popularity: a few years ago, it tended to be a hobby for geeks. Today, it is a professional sport. For a long time, this area has been dominated by individuals. However, the latest news from the University of Zurich now casts doubt upon this.
Scientists have created an algorithm that allows a drone to follow an optimal flight path, thus saving precious time. Additionally, external cameras play a significant role in this: they can capture the drone's movements and provide information about its precise position at the current time. This information is later used to create the best possible route in the future.
The effectiveness of this approach was tested by way of trial. The researchers invited two professional pilots and gave them time to practice on a special racetrack. However, they still lost - the autonomous drone turned out to be faster with every lap, leaving the self-piloted drones far behind.
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