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VIDEO: Researchers develop eye tracking glasses to control in-flight drone

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Researchers from Pennsylvania, New York University, and collaborators have developed a system which enables users to control a drone with their eyes. The deep learning system uses NVIDIA GPUs to facilitate in flight drone control by a pilot directing their eyes in the direction they want the drone to travel. The footage shows a drone pilot demonstrating how the system works. In the footage, the researcher said: “We show how a set of glasses equipped with gaze tracker, a camera, and an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) can be used to estimate the relative position of the human with respect to
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Farmers affected by Hurricane Florence offered discounted technology to assess damage

Precision agriculture company Aerobotics has offered discounted access to drone technology to farmers affected by Hurricane Florence to check tree crop damage. Aerobotics, based in Cape Town, South Africa, has made its tree crop scouting technology available to farmers affected by Hurricane Florence for free or at a discounted rate. The discount will depend on the acreage and specifics of each farm. Aerobotics uses proprietary software and imagery from drones to assess damage caused by pests, diseases and other external factors. The Aerobotics team has said it understands the pain, stress and damage weather can cause farmers and hopes its
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