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Real-life Mario Kart looks amazing from the perspective of a self-flying Skydio drone

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Summary (IA Generated)

Mario Kart in real life is a commonly shared dream, one that doesn’t typically live up to your imagination — but we’re definitely not giving up.

Now, independent filmmaker Ian Padgham has come up with another must-try idea: riding a lawnmower on a closed course, from the perspective of a self-flying drone.

Image: Ian Padgham Not that he’s actually playing a game in this awesome video, mind: Padgham just set his Skydio drone to film a normal video of him riding around, and then he added a lot of CG in post.

Savvy programmers could totally pair a headset with a self-flying drone and make this game for real.

As I explained in our Skydio 2 review, the company’s technology has come to the point where I implicitly trust it to follow me without crashing.

We’ve already seen that you can make real-life feel like a third-person video game by pairing a drone with an FPV headset and flying it behind your body while walking around.

Mixed-reality headsets like the Microsoft Hololens have repeatedly and convincingly overlaid CG on top of the real world in real-time (though admittedly only across a narrow field of view).

They could certainly turn reality into Mario Kart from a drone’s perspective.


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