Your own personal drone for under $50.Submitted by Bob-45 on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:06
[Now all you need is a 22 caliber zip gun and you, too, can be Barack Obama.]
A US$49 personal autonomous micro UAV?
By Ben Coxworth
January 28, 2013
Imagine if you had your own tiny quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that you could control with your voice, that would automatically follow you while avoiding obstacles, and that could shoot and stream video of you using an onboard camera. Now imagine that you paid less than 50 bucks for it. Well, if the hype is to be believed, that’s just what tech firm Always Innovating is promising with its MeCam.
Not be confused with the unrelated MeCam wearable video camera, the MeCam UAV is currently still in development, but reportedly could be commercially available by the beginning of next year. San Francisco-based Always Innovating doesn’t plan on producing the device itself, but is instead looking at licensing the technology to commercial partners.