Drones have been hovering in the background for the past couple years, but 2014 is set to be ‘year of the drone,’ according to one company that has developed a collapsable, miniature, flying robot for everyday use.
AirDroids has smashed its Kickstarter goal tenfold, raising over $300,000 – more than $250,000 it needed to be funded – for its Pocket Drone. This particular drone is being marketed as an aerial photographer – the first personal flying robot that can carry a high definition camera for capturing all sorts of shots. The campaign page states:
Everybody can already take great looking photos and videos with their camera phones and share them online, but they have been limited to what could seen from the ground. Now with the Pocket Drone, it’s never been easier to capture spectacular aerial images that open up a whole new perspective and insight that had previously been unseen.
For many, drones are either associated with warfare or science fiction, but the Pocket Drone and its photographic capabilities are a way to allow more people to interact and feel comfortable with this new technology.
It is available on Kickstarter at a base price of $415, rising to $455 with a tablet controller.