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Self Flying Drone That Can Follow You Anywhere To Take Photos

Hover Camera's creator pulls out a small, rectangular device that looks at first like an external hard drive. He folds out the body, presses a button on the top and throws it into the air. It immediately begins hovering smoothly (yet loudly) in place. Four propellers sit enclosed in a carbon fiber grate, almost giving it the illusion that it's floating magically. When he walks around and the machine starts following him. He pushes it and it quickly flies back into place.

Inside the Hover Camera is a processor made by mobile chip giant Qualcomm QCOM -0.10% specifically the Snapdragon 801 "system on a chip." This high-end chipset is running all the computer vision algorithms to follow people around and avoid flying into objects. On the front of the drone is a 13-megapixel camera for recording in 4K as well as tracking people. On the bottom is a ground-facing camera and sonar to help keep the drone flying steadily. Also inside the drone are sensors like an accelerator, gyroscope and barometer. Altogether, the drone weighs only 240 grams.


In the app, users will be able to do things like set the position of the drone, choose which person it's following or do panorama shots. Users can upload the video footage the Hover Camera collects onto their phone. It can Auto Follow & Truly Autonomous Flight

Using face detection technology, Hover Camera Passport can track your face or body and accompany your journey.For truly smartphone-free flying, Hover Camera Passport’s “Owner Mode” feature autonomously finds you and follows you right out of the box.


Orbit & 360 Spin
Film yourself autonomously as Hover Camera Passport
circles around you.
Capture 360 degrees of panoramic video, featuring you
in your environment.

Safe & Lightweight
Hover Camera Passport weighs in at a mere
242 grams, meaning you don’t need to be registered to use it in some regions.
Unlike drones, Hover Camera Passport’s enclosed carbon fiber form factor enables you to safely
grab it mid-air.

Gesture Control
Snap photos using hand gestures, not your phone.

For More Details:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/aarontilley/2016/04/26/hover-camera-computer-vision/#b3760175ad71





Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTI5ocI4lccwFtX7PbGTv3w

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