DroneBase launches Augmented Reality platform for UAS



According to UASweekly.com, DroneBase, which is a large network of UAS pilots, has announced the launch of AirCraft, which is the first Augmented Reality (AR) platform for both commercial and recreational UAS use.

Using the AR platform, pilots of any skillset can use their UAS to create, edit, and share objects in the sky.

“AirCraft gives pilots of all skill levels new reasons to fly their drones,” says Dan Burton, Co-Founder and CEO, DroneBase.

“Unlike current AR experiences, AirCraft allows pilots to create and interact with virtual objects in the sky while flying. We’re looking to our community of pilots to see what they will build, how they will use this technology, and what they want next.”

Using different colors and textures that virtually stay in the sky, AirCraft gives UAS pilots the ability to create their own designs with 3D blocks.

The possibilities for pilots using AirCraft is endless, as they could build giant works of art or a drone racecourse, they could render a computer-aided design (CAD) model at a construction site, or they could evaluate a post-disaster insurance claim, just to name a few of those possibilities.

Thanks to its open world format, anyone using AirCraft can view and build upon what other pilots have created.

George Garcia, a New Jersey-based DroneBase pilot, recently tested out AirCraft, and he was nothing short of impressed by the technology.

“Drones help us interact with the world in completely unique ways, and the features offered by AirCraft expand on this interaction in a way that I’ve never seen done before,” Garcia says. 

“From simply making fun objects in parks and on mountains to making additions to large structures, AirCraft is both enjoyable and practical. I am so excited to see what I can create with AirCraft in the future.”

Initially launching in beta, AirCraft will integrate into the existing DroneBase app, which is currently available for iOS, and will soon be available for Android.

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