Remote traveling system.
Designed by Paulius Buragas
About the project.
Teletouristic system consists of drone tricopter and storage capsule with stationary observation capabilities to deliver an alternative way of travelling and experiencing the world, bypass variety of problems and inconveniences associated with traditional way of travelling, including: lack of financial resources, long flights, quarantine, physical restrictions and many more. Also could help reduce physical tourism therefore reduce its effects: pollution, CO2 emissions, trample erosion and others.
Teletouristic system might be the only way to create an opportunity to (tele)travel for those who can not due to physical disability, lack of resources, personal commitments or those who wish to visit places which are extremely difficult to reach. Advantages to the regular way of travelling are: costs, speed, physical safety, ability to see and visit more places than possible physically, no need for planning, adaptability to any lifestyle. Advantages to other digital travelling alternatives (google maps, movies etc.) are: interactivity, content is being streamed real-time from the environment, ability to move freely. System is mounted on vertical surfaces, therefore provides a high vantage point to observe the environment without need of flying, saves ground space, is out of sight, is difficult to reach, and therefore vandalism resistant. Drone is equipped with a ring of cameras which are used for both image capturing and for stereo vision obstacle avoidance systems.
Users access a teletouristic system from their home through a personal virtual reality environment. When connected, the user has an option to engage in flight or to observe the environment from the capsule. There are two modes of flying : pre-programmed routes or free flight. Pre-programmed mode is similar to regular tourist rides because it showcases the best views from the environment. Free-flight mode is for experiencing an unrestricted environment. Content is streamed to the headset in 180 degree stereo 3d format.