Aerial Robots can be controlled either manually, or autonomously.
With the use of Mikrokopter's GPS, Navigational Control Board and Compass, your aerial robot is capable of achieving position hold. Used in conjunction with Altitude hold, your copter can sit stably in the air. This feature is useful for photographers, videographers and surveyors.
It is also possible for you to program your copter's flight path using GPS, Navi and Compass, XBEE Telemetry, MK Tool and GeoMapTool.de
In a nut shell, find your location on googlemaps using GeoMapTool, choose your flight path, and update to flight controller. When you select "come home" on your radio, your copter will come home flying through the waypoints as programmed. It is possible to edit how long your copter should stay at any particular way-point, as well as flight duration.
Mikrokopter have also released their Point of Interest firmware allowing the copter to focus on a specific object and maintain vision. Please see this video by Mikrokopter for a demonstration:
Holger Buss of Mikrokopter demonstrating Point of Interest Firmware
Holger Buss of Mikrokopter demonstrating Follow Me Firmware
This feature has a multitude of purposes. It is important to be able to regain manual control when using autonomous flight in case of an error.
Never rely 100% on autonomous flight!