If you usually follow the news of the technological world through Free Hardware, you will surely know first-hand the great expectations, increasingly real, that a technology such as that implemented in any drone, can offer to all types of companies. Because of this, it is not surprising that institutions such as the Polytechnic University of Madrid are trying to go a little further not only with new customized solutions, but also trying to mix this type of system with other technologies as innovative as augmented reality.
On this occasion, it has been a group of researchers linked to the Image Processing department of the prestigious Spanish university who have developed an augmented reality system specifically designed for allow a drone operator to have a much more effective awareness of the specific situation of the drone.
The Polytechnic University of Madrid presents a new software capable of mixing augmented reality with images recorded by a drone
As a detail, tell you that this new tool has been developed taking into account the standards set by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO and is being tested in an area specially enabled for this type of demonstration at the facilities that the Airbus company has in the town of Getafe.
According to the researchers themselves in charge of the development of this interesting project:
This tool allows, thanks to the fusion of information, to present the video stream captured by the drone enriched with virtual elements on a single screen. These virtual elements provide relevant information so that the operator can carry out its mission successfully.
This project has been developed with the aim of meet two very specific needs such as achieving better monitoring of the flight plan of a drone as well as offering a better identification of the relevant positions (objectives).