Face-detecting drones react to voice and gesture commands

November 28, 2013 14:00 | By | Add a Comment

If you like SciFi, Vancouver’s Simon Frasier University sounds like the place to be. They recently showed off a project involving several modified AR.Drones that react to human faces along with contextual voice and gesture commands. The are able to command drones individually as well as assign them into groups and have them execute commands adressed at the group.


This results in nifty commands like “You three, take off!” with the command  “Not you!” separating a targeted drone from the group. There’s obviously still a way to go until we get sentient hovering companions like in the beginning of the recent Superman movie, but their research paper is interesting to read nonetheless.

Video demonstration below.


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