Built by research group Senseable City Laboratory, SkyCall is a quadcopter designed to help students find their way around.

SkyCall, which has been built by MIT research group Senseable City Laboratory, is a drone designed to help Harvard students find their way around MIT’s campus. Lost visitors can summon it using a custom app, and this use of the technology shows how drones can help us better understand our own environments.

The quadcopter tour guide can efficiently locate, communicate with, and show visitors around the campus, along predetermined routes or towards user-determined destinations. A SkyCall app enables visitors to make specific requests, and it helps the drone locate and wirelessly communicate with them.

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