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Watch this: controlling a drone using an Oculus Rift

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Here's one way to feel like you're flying. Berlin developer Diego Araos hooked up a Parrot AR drone to an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in order to control the flyer's movements with head tracking. "Diego is going to drive the drone with his head," his companion says in a video uploaded to YouTube this week.

Araos and his friends pilot the drone through a park by nodding and rolling their heads from side to side while seeing what the drone sees through the Oculus video feed. Still, the first-person view doesn't prevent the drone from crashing.

This isn't the first time someone has used an Oculus Rift to control a drone; check out the Oculus FPV and Sky Drone FPV, which controls a camera connected to the drone. The open source code for OculusDrone is available on GitHub.