With the advent of GoPro and the ever present “teletubby” (as skiing friends like to call them), selfie sticks, and the glut of personal photos jamming up the interwebs, more and more people are interested in capturing their greatest athletic or fashion moments on camera–and sharing them.
That unbridled narcissism has led to the creation of a new “Selfie Drone Bot.” Yep. You read that right. A flying bot that follows your every move and films your actions–developed by a small company in France, called Squadrone System. The idea came from–you guessed it, adrenaline junky snowboarders and skiiers wanting to document their every crash, Christie turn, and jump.
Squadrone started their project off on Kickstarter–where they met their $50,000 goal in less than an hour. As of today, the project has garnered $1.3 million.
While he found that there were some issues with the little camera-copter, (quick direction changes and stops can derail it a bit)–the drone performed reasonably well.
For more on the drone check out the video below.
HT IEEE Spectrum for the lead.