The advances we are seeing in electronic technology really are incredible. We now have mobile phones that are more powerful than computers from not so long ago, but I think this latest bit of tech from Airdog is just as impressive. It’s the world’s first auto-follow action sports drone, and in simple terms that means it’s like one of those quad-copter things that you see all the fancy film makers using, but this thing will take off, follow you, and land all by itself! Yes that’s right, you don’t need anybody else, or any skill to pilot the thing. This takes action sport selfies to a whole new level.
The Airdog is being launched on Kickstarter but it has already more than exceeded its funding goal so it is going to become a reality. The catch? Well right now it isn’t exactly cheap at $1195 on Kickstarter, and an expected final retail price of around $1500, but as we all know tech gets cheaper, so who knows maybe we’ll all be having these follow us down trails in years to come.
For the full details of all the amazing stuff that this thing can do head over the the Kickstarter page, but in the meantime here’s their promotional video which will give you some idea of just what this thing is capable of…
Bonkers hey! I’d still be a bit worried about it flying into trees though, but apparently they are working on a collision avoidance system, and for the time being the various settings will enable you to make sure it takes a tree avoiding path. I want one!