Over the last couple of weeks, I have had the opportunity of interviewing multiple individuals about the prospects and goals of Riot RC. With these potential interview I talked with hobbyists, professors, gamers, and technology enthusiasts. Overall there was a very interesting trend in the different aspects that these potential customers liked or disliked as opposed to others that I was able to interview. One of the biggest reoccurring issues that presented itself was the delay aspect. This is something that over a closed network does not appear to be an issue, but when discussed with the Dr. Birmingham of the computer science department, he stated there is physically no way to decrease the delay over an extended network with current technology. This is an issue that will have to be fixed by changing the nature of the way that our devices send and receive commands, and how our servers are set up. Once we take our MVP to a more advanced stage, this is an issue that we will be able to play around with more and explore solutions.
On a positive note, most of our customers really liked the aspect and vision of the idea overall. They were incredibly excited about the possibilities of interacting with machines through the internet in a way that made it easy for them to understand and user friendly. Hobbyists were more interested in what type of vehicles they would be allowed to control, but were more excited about the idea of renting and competing without having to leave the comfort of their own home. We will continue these interviews as our technology progresses, but overall we are pleased with the feedback so far.