For my senior project I have been kicking around the idea of buying a Parrot AR.Drone from Amazon and trying to install a sonar, or IR sensor onto it and use the extra sensor to have it set a path to avoid objects while enroute to destination.
As a new comer to the hardware side (this is for a Software Engineering degree) I was hoping for some feedback.
At the moment I have been thinking of using an arduino board that could connect to my andriod phone and write the software that will interpret the sensor data sent via bluetooth, which then will control the aircraft through the wifi connection and the android software. I would appreciate some feedback, links to tutorials, any other information that may help to get this idea moving in the right direction.
Thanks in advance!!