Design Your Own Drone Kit

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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.