Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have presented a new way to fly drones in
Instead of relying on cards orroutes of other drones, the new model allows each car to independently navigate in a given space, even if it coordinates its work with others. This decentralized model helps drones to improvise and makes it easier to operate drones, since the computation is distributed among many robots.
An optional tracking controller helps drones compensate for aerodynamic interactions. In preliminary tests, the controller turned out to be more efficient than analogues.
This method can be used when searching andrescue operations where drones can safely sweep areas in flocks, while autonomous devices can minimize traffic jams and collisions. The researchers warn that the method needs to be tested in laboratories, but in a couple of years this model could be commercialized.
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