I am desperately seeking someone to collaborate with, to increase the speed of development.
Ideally I need someone who knows a thing or 2 about anti collision systems (object avoidance).
I am based in London, UK, BTW.
For the last few months I have been changing jobs, so have not been working on the drone.
But I expect to resume development tomorrow, now that things are more settled in my private life.
Tomorrow I am expecting a new tablet, which will enable me to control the drone completely, using it's own microphone and it's own WiFi connection. It'll make the whole system more compact and tablet will also allow me to play around with the Follow Me feature (it's easy to walk around a field with a small tablet, rather than a laptop).
The evolutionary development path is:
Phase1: get the system working on a laptop (this has been achieved)
Phase2: get the system working on a 10" tablet (to do)
Phase3: this is the final phase, where the drone will be worked using a small smart phone, which most people carry around with them, these days.
PS. One of my big issues with private techie developers is that they don't collaborate enough. This means that their ideas seldom see the light of day. They keep everything to themselves, believing that if they tell anyone about their ideas, those ideas will get stolen. This almost never happens. If your idea is good and you can put together a good team, you can develop a product so fast, that a competitor won't be able to steal your idea and develop your idea faster than you can.
So, my advice is that people start collaborating and sharing technology.