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Epson Launches AR Drone Flight Simulator App for Smart Glasses

Epson Launches AR Drone Flight Simulator App for Smart Glasses
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As part of its ongoing collaboration with global drone leader DJI, Epson, providers of the Moverio® augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, announced what it plans to be the world’s first glasses-based augmented reality drone flight simulator app, developed by Y Media Labs exclusively for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smart glasses.

The application allows a user to fly a 3D digital drone in the real world using flight controllers from the latest DJI drones, including the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, Inspire 2, and Spark. The simulator mirrors the natural, real-world movements of a DJI Mavic Pro, allowing new pilots to learn to fly and experienced pilots to sharpen their skills. A video demonstration of the app is available here.

The flight simulator is the first application in a series of aerial augmented reality applications being developed by Y Media in partnership with DJI and Epson. A full-featured AR app for the Epson Moverio smart glasses to enhance the safety, productivity, and capabilities of DJI drones is scheduled to be launched by 2018.

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