In a previous article, we talked about the idea of drone racing via mind control helmets. Drone racing, at its most basic form, is an entertaining idea in that it is a contest between flying machines. For the past century, races took place on land routes. Horseracing, cars, and even people; races took place on the ground with the same formula as the rest.
Drone Racing around the World
Now, with drone racing, racers launch to the skies for supremacy. The aforementioned mind-controlled drone racing is a good example. Using nothing but the mind, players use their thoughts to push their drone to a certain direction. Competing against others can be both fun and challenging, not to mention a sight worth seeing.
However, there is always the case of what is next.
Here lies the next thing to watch out for. What could be better than remote-controlled drone racing? The answer is actual drone racing. Yes, drones the size of cars (or at the very least, bikes) buzzing around to the finish line. And before you say that only happens in places like Star Wars, I can assure you the work has already begun.
Jetson Aero Speeder
In Poland, the company Jetson Aero has a prototype of a racing drone you can ride. The Jetson Aero Speeder is a drone the size of a go-kart, and one can ride it as such. It has eight spinning rotors for flight and navigation – two each on the four corners of the vehicle.
The vehicle can reach speeds of up to a hundred kilometers per hour – an impressive speed built for racing. The only minor hiccup is its flight time, which peaks at about 20 minutes before requiring recharging. Still, this means 20 full minutes of flying and racing against competitors – something that can awe audiences worldwide.
What will the future of drone racing be like? Will it reach the popularity of events like Motocross or Formula 1? We will have to see to find out.