Photography, a passion for people all generations. Over the years, many advanced cameras are developed. The Flying camera called Drone is such an invention which can click pictures on air. The more advancement in technology had waved path for a smarter device. Meng Qiu Wang & Tony Wang, who are doctorate students from Stanford University, had created a Smart Drone camera. It can be only used within a location, unlike the larger Drone cameras which are used for long distances.
It is a camera which can fly autonomously & take pictures and record videos. The smart device which is about the size of a notebook when folded typically looks like an external hard disc. It can follow a person and had unique features like face & body detection.
Zero Zero Robotics was founded by the Chinese Duo raised $25 million for their innovative invention by the Seed and Series A venture rounds, which includes investing companies like IDG, GSR Ventures, Zhen Fund, ZUIG.
Starting with 70 employees the robotics company had began its working on the project since 2014.The Hover comes up with two break resistant wings made up of carbon. Each arm consists of two propellers in a metal caging assisting it to fly. It comes up with a 13 MP camera at the front part to click pictures while on air and is capable of taking 4k videos.
Having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset powers it to compute the vision algorithms to follow people and avoid flying into objects. The smart drone also equipped with a ground-facing camera and a sensor for natural face detection. It is programmed with a bunch of best software for taking steady & clear pictures without shaking.
The company had used high algorithms for accompanying its unique design. It weighs only 0.53 pounds which are very less and due to its light weight doesn’t require any official government agency’s permission to fly. The software used enables to take the pictures with minimal human interaction.
An exclusive mobile app is built for using this smart flyable camera. Synchronising with the app, one would be able to set the position of the drone, choose the person to follow or take panorama shots. Even uploading & saving the video footage shot by the camera can be done using the mobile application.
The smart drone can be pushed and grabbed while in air. It can be carried in a box or a bag by folding its wings. It can be termed as personal selfie cameraman. It comes up with a lithium battery but the limitation is that it can stay in the air only for 8 minutes. When compared to the drone cameras like DJI Phantom 4 or 3DR Solo it is very limited but useful for personal use.
It will be very handful because of its pre-programmed features which make it easy for anyone to fly it, even if they don’t have experience piloting a traditional drone camera.
The final price is not decided yet but as per the manufacturers it would be costing less than $600.The hover camera is most likely to be available on the market from this summer.
– MQ Wang & Tony Zhang, Co-Founders of Zero Zero Robotics