Design Your Own Drone Kit

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed an interactive system for users to design their own custom drones. The research team's computational approach allows non-experts to design, fabricate, explore, and evaluate a wide range of different multicopters. Users are provided with an intuitive interface for assembling a multicopter from a collection of components, such as propellers, motors, and carbon fiber rods. The team's algorithm interactively optimizes shape and controller parameters of the current design to ensure its proper operation.