According to the statistic given by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 514 police officers casualties have been attributed to gunfire in the last decade(2008-2017). It is the leading cause of death among police officers and accounts for more than a third of the total 1511 police casualties in the past decade. In this project, we want to provide a safer solution to police officers that are surveying a building for one or multiple potential dangerous personnel. We are working to design and build a gesture-controlled quadcopter that can scout ahead of the officer and provide information about the area so the officers can avoid a dangerous situation. This gestured-controlled quadcopter system will be compact and lightweight, offering greater mobility and ease-of-use over joystick-based systems. We hope that our system’s simple, intuitive design will allow a user to learn how to pilot it in less than an hour. These goals are targeted to create a system that is useful for any police officer, regardless of their technical skills.
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