There’s good news for first time drone users or drone hobbyists. Flying a drone and capturing pictures simultaneously is going to become a much easier and enjoyable thanks to the FlyCam a touch screen enabled drone developed by Bedrich Benes, a professor of computer graphics technology, and doctoral student Hao Kang at the Purdue University in collaboration with corporate researchers.
Drone operators won’t have to struggle flying the multi-propeller device and taking pictures simultaneously. With dual joysticks for the drone navigation plus an additional joystick and a gimbal to control the camera, conventional drone controls are cumbersome to use sometimes.
“So the user doesn’t have to think about multiple controls for the drone and the camera,” Benes said. “He or she can think about the drone as a simple three-dimensional flying camera that is being controlled by simple gestures