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How will Delivery Drones Look and Sound? Drone Virtual-Reality experience

Drones are now being used in a variety of different areas from estate agents taking aerial photos of houses, to farmers seeing which areas of their fields need fertilising, to medical products being moved between hospitals.

How would you feel about drones carrying products, travelling along pre-agreed flight paths that might follow existing roads or travel close to houses and schools? What would these drones look and sound like from the ground and what would they be able to see from the air?

Drones are currently not allowed to fly 'beyond-visual-line-of-sight' in the UK without special permission so the general public does not have any experience of what they might look and sound like if commercial operations are allowed in the future.

Using virtual reality headsets, our exhibit will allow you to look at the world around you in real time whilst experiencing the sensation of drone flight paths overhead. The computer-animated drone models used are accurately reproduced from original sources using CAD drawings with the audio taken from actual flight recordings. The virtual environments try to realistically recreate some of the places people might expect to see drones flying overhead.

* PLEASE NOTE: You will wear a virtual reality headset and see full surround moving imagery with sound. This can be disorientating. We will ask you to be seated to wear the headset.

** PLEASE NOTE: This event is free to attend but requires additional booking. To get your ticket(s), click on the blue button 'Book your ticket'.