The researchers over at MIT have been keeping themselves quite busy as of late, especially as far as drone research is concerned. We’ve recently stumbled upon some news regarding a very interesting drone developed by MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group, and what makes this particular device special is the fact that it can actually mimic the movements of a human hand and sketch out what it sees on a blank canvas. Admittedly, the drone is not exactly an expert at reproducing human-made drawings right now, but that’s because it uses a software algorithm as well as aerodynamics in order to add its own unique touch to each drawing.
At this point, you might be wondering what good is this drone if it can’t reproduce exact drawings? Well, even though the technology still needs some refinement, all it takes is a bit of imagination to realize that it could potentially make our lives so much easier in the future. For example, artists with disabilities could use similar drones to sketch out their paintings and drawings without having to leave their beds, while workers who need to paint interior murals or ceilings could also have a drone mimic their hand movements and paint in places that would be difficult to reach otherwise.