Strap on Oculus Rift Goggles and Control a Drone With Your Head

By Jordan Kushins on at

Oculus Rift enables you to escape into incredible virtual (or live-action) worlds, but strapping on the goggles is precisely that—an escape. Which is what makes this new open-source project by Diego Araos so crazy: using the goggles' head-motion tracking feature and live video feed, you can actually navigate an AR drone with a tilt of your noggin.

Check out the vid:

All it takes is a slight shift in perspective—looking up, down, or to either side—to make the little guy go flying wherever you want. We've seen Oculus and a hand-operated controller take on actual drones in the great outdoors before, but I haven't seen that function with this level of refinement.

Araos has the whole thing up on GitHub, too. As more folks get their hands on the tech, I can't even begin to imagine the kind of wild, wild crossovers between VR and real life that will begin to emerge. [YouTube]