Drone racing captivates fans at Harvard’s ‘Making Robotics Fly’ event

The Drone Racing League, started by Harvard alumnus Nick Horbaczewski in March, is based on first-person view racing, which was developed about one year ago. Cameras on the drones allow the operator to see exactly what the drone is doing, and control its flight. The drones hit speeds of 60 to 70 miles per hour and are built to withstand impact.