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Epson’s AR Flight Simulator App Awarded 1st Place In AUVSI XCELLENCE Award

The augmented reality app took the winner place in the Innovative Unmanned Solutions Category.

Epson, provider of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform have revealed that it received an XCELLENCE Award by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). This award was given to the company after they were selected from a pool of accomplished applicants. The award was given for the company’s AR Flight Simulator app for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smart glasses.

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Designed and optimized for drone pilot training, the app allows for users to fly a 3D digital drone in the world using flight controllers from the latest DJI drones. Able to offer a natural, real-world control system to that of their real-world counterparts, the AR Flight Simulator app is ideal for new and returning pilots to learn to fly, sharpen their skills and develop new techniques within a immersive environment.

“The unmanned systems industry is innovating at an incredible rate and creating tremendous benefits for our economy, lifestyle, and society,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards recognize the companies and individuals who are propelling the industry into the future.”

The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators in the unmanned systems industry, including individuals and organizations, with a demonstrated commitment to advancing technology, leading and promoting safe operations, and developing new programs and applications that use unmanned system as a means to improve the human condition. The work by Epson ticks all those boxes and clearly shows why their have been awards it.

“With the Epson Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition smart glasses and Flight Sim app, Epson is looking to revolutionize the industry with the ability to create a safer and more productive flight, enhancing the flight experience for drone pilots,” said Eric Mizufuka, Manager, Augmented Reality Solutions, Epson America. “This is an exciting achievement that showcases our dedication to innovating new AR solutions and accelerates the industry forward.”

As the unmanned systems industry continued to developer at rapid speeds, it is a growing need for highly effective and immersive training applications to ensure continued development and safety grows with the industry. The work by companies such as Epson will play a key role in shaping the future of the sector. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest from Epson in the future, so stay tuned for more.

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