AR.Drone Versatility Supports: Matlab Python C Multiple Open Source Projects Large Users Group
AR.Drone AutoPylot Project Website: http://home.wlu.edu/~levys/software/ardrone_autopylot/ This project allows auto-pilot the Parrot AR.Drone from source code written in Python, Matlab, or C on a 32-bit or 64- bit Linux Computer.
AR.Drone Object Tracking Object Tracking script readily available uses OpenCV calls Designed by Simon Levy Washington and Lee University http://www.youtube.com/user/simondlevy#p/a/u/0/_3697dtyOz4
Conclusion AR.Drone is versatile enough to be used a research platform Source Code is open and readily available
Next Steps: Determine what the objectives are for the AR.Drone Design a architecture that is modular to process additional imaging data or IMU data. Implement the Design Provide quantitative results