What sets AirDog apart from other drones is that it automatically follows you via GPS and then records all the action with a GoPro camera. Just start off by putting the controller on your wrist or helmet, choose how high you want it to fly, and you’re set to go. Its integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and a barometer help keep the device out of harm’s way. Plus, it flies itself back to safety once power runs low. Continue reading for more cool high-tech drones that actually exist now.
ZANO is not just a compact, personal aerial photography and HD video capture platform, but a tiny drone that sits in the palm of your designed to take selfies. Simply put as possible, this quadcopter is attached to a virtual tether, giving you the ability to have it follow you or stay in a set position. connected to your iOS or Android device via Wi-Fi. If it goes out of range or the battery is running low, ZANO automatically comes back to your device. More information.
4. AeriCam Anura
Drones aren’t synonymous with portability, that is unless…you’re talking about the AeriCam Anura. This pocket-sized drone by San Francisco-based company AeriCam, can be piloted with any iOS or Android smartphone with a Wi-Fi connection, and it comes complete with a micro camera to stream the action live directly to your mobile device. Featuring range of up to 80 feet, a flight time of 10 minutes on a single charge, and speeds exceeding 25 mph once airborne. For a size comparison, it’s roughly the same size as your standard 4.7-inch iPhone 6. More information.
HEXO+ is unlike any other drone in that it’s capable of autonomously following and filming your actions. It follows all of your movements smoothly while keeping you centered in the picture. Simply frame the shot on your smartphone, and the drone does the rest. Want to capture fast action? This thing has a top speed of 45mph, weighing just 2.2-pound and is foldable to boot. Users will be able to switch between auto pilot and manual modes, in case things get out of hand. GoPro fans rejoice! There’s a compatible mount that allows you to attach one to the bottom. More information.
2. DJI Inspire 1
DJI Inspire 1 is an innovative quadcopter drone capable of capturing 4K video and streaming the live footage to multiple devices straight out of the box. With its transforming design, 4K camera integrated with enhanced version of Lightbridge HD downlink, DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in the Inspire 1. More information.
1. Ambulance Drone
Invented by Belgian engineering graduate, Alec Momont, the ambulance drone may just revolutionize how medical emergencies are handled. In the video demonstration: a man suffers a heart attack, his daughter calls emergency services, and the drone is sent directly to her location. Once there, the operator instructs her to set up defibrillator pads on his chest, while the drone does the rest. This prototype can send travel at speeds of up to 60 mph, with a range of 4.6 square miles, reducing the average response time for emergency services from about 10 minutes to just one.