AIRDOG – The auto-follow drone for GoPro cameras

I love how we’re always finding new ways to improve technology. I recently got a GoPro camera and having tested it with different attachments and underwater, I’m itching to get my hands on a drone that I can fix the camera to and let fly.

There are already a few drones out there that can do this pretty successfully but a new design title ‘AirDog’ which already achieved it’s Kickstarter funding (target was $200,000 and it made over $1 million) has been developed that constantly tracks where you are, and follows you no matter where you go.

 

From the AirDog team:

AirDog follows a signal from the programmable tracker – AirLeash. We could use a smartphone, but you need more precise tracking for actions sports. So we designed AirLeash.

The AirLeash is a small waterproof computerized tracker with clever software and sensors inside. It sends signals to the AirDog, indicating exact movement trajectory.

The drone performs inflight calculations to correct its flying pattern, and points the camera at the user wearing AirLeash.

Takeoff and landing is completely autonomous, freeing you to focus on your performance. It will land at the end of your track, or return to the takeoff spot when the battery begins to run low.An alarm on the AirLeash tells you when AirDog’s battery is too low to continue.

This thing looks pretty amazing! Now if only I could gather the funds to pre-order my own.

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