Researchers use the Force (in an Apple Watch) to fly a drone

Researchers use the Force (in an Apple Watch) to fly a drone

There’s a fine line between science and ‘Star Wars’ magic.



Taiwanese tech researchers at PVD+ created an app for the Apple Watch that remotely controls a drone with arm movements, briefly turning pilots into Jedi. Reuters caught the motion-controlled drone in action and you can check it out in the video below. The team also created an app that controls light levels and colors via hand movements, and a spherical robot resembling BB-8, the adorable rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. PVD+ is working on securing a patent for its software, which it calls “Dong,” Reuters says.

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