Mozilla Proof-of-Concept: Controlling Drones With JavaScript and Bluetooth

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Mozilla Proof-of-Concept: Controlling Drones With JavaScript and Bluetooth

As more and more companies start to see the value proposition that DaaS or Drones-as-a-Service offer, new, simpler ways to remote control drones will be required. Now, thanks to a Mozilla team, we have a proof-of-concept that let’s a drone operator remote control a drone using their Firefox web browser.  The web browser controls the drone using a combination of JavaScript and Bluetooth.

Flying a drone from the browser

The genius minds at Mozilla have developed a proof-of-concept application that allows a user to fly a drone from a web browser. This idea is implemented using a new API developed by the Web Bluetooth Community Group. Right now, this API is in the experimental phase and it supported only in the Firefox OS.

Flying a Drone via JavaScript and Bluetooth in Your Browser

You have to love epic fail at the end of the video and the positive attitude the team has while they laugh it off.

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At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.

 

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:23+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Mozilla Proof-of-Concept: Controlling Drones With JavaScript and Bluetooth

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