Immersive Control of Flying Drones

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The Computing Science and Maths division together with students from Stirling University Computer Club (SUCC) were awarded funding to support an engineering project to enhance to development of student-run projects. SUCC is a student-run/staff-supported growing initiative of high pedagogical value, engaging Computing Science students in cutting edge technology and extracurricular training. Their activities not only enhance the student learning experience, but they also strengthen student/staff relationships and cement the students' sense of belonging to the academic environment. 

To promote the development of SUCC projects, funding was awarded to allow the purchase of a Phantom 2 Vision and the registration to the associated developer programme. Students are currently investigating the connection possibilities of the drone, both in terms of the programmable flying control and the video-stream connectivity. 

This project will shape the work of current and future SUCC students, inspiring collaborations with other projects in the Division. 

Find out more on supporting the Stirling Fund here: www.stir.ac.uk/alumni/support-stirling/the-stirling-fund/

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