Worldwide College of Aeronautics Instructor Highlights Augmented Reality Pros and Cons in Rotor Drone Pro Article

David Thirtyacre, Chair, Department of Flight, College of Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwid
David Thirtyacre, Chair, Department of Flight, College of Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide

Military pilots have been using augmented reality (AR) systems to enhance their situational awareness since World War II. Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) allow the pilot to see vital information regarding their aircraft's attitude and performance while simultaneously maintaining visual contact with a target outside the cockpit. Now, smart glasses like the Epson Moverio series are putting this same basic capability in the hands of small UAS pilots.

A groundbreaking field study conducted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Department of Flight at the Worldwide Campus examines whether or not this new technology improves drone pilots' situational awareness, as described in the latest issue of RotorDrone Pro magazine, on newsstands now.

Read the full observational field study.

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