Those hobbyists who love flying remotely controlled airplanes and helicopters often experience their machines bumping into trees or building and get destroyed or damaged in these 'unwanted' encounters. Controllers with remote control devices controlling the flight of these flying machines often find it difficult to manoeuvre around their machines and save those form damage or even destruction.
Obstacle avoiding drone helicopter
But not anymore.
Researchers at Cornell University have developed software that, coupled with a camera and hardware that mimics a brain, helps a small drone to dodge obstacles like trees or poles.
The lead researcher, Ashutosh Saxena, hopes to further develop the software capabilities making the drone able to calculate wind patterns and avoid moving objects, like birds.