California-based Helico Aerospace Industries has revealed AirDog, an autonomous drone that is capable of following you around and that is available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
The next step in the evolution of the aerial drone industry is the ability to automatically follow subjects around. We have recently introduced you to HEXO+, a drone that is compatible with the GoPro Hero cameras and that is capable of recording your adventures.
Thankfully, more people have been thinking about this, so there is another similar project to HEXO+ available on Kickstater. It has been developed by Helico Aerospace Industries and it has been named AirDog.
Helico Aerospace Industries reveals autonomous drone called AirDog
AirDog is an auto-following drone that supports GoPro Hero shooters. As stated above, it has the ability to follow you around autonomously and to capture your actions on camera.
The device is very portable and easy to setup. After inputting the desired settings, AirDog will become your best friend and will follow you from a maximum distance of 300-meter / 1,000 feet.
This drone will not be bothered by harsh atmospheric conditions. Whether it is raining or snowing, AirDog will remain your best friend and will record your adventures.
Moreover, heavy winds cannot trouble it, as it is packing a built-in gimbal that stabilizes the camera. This way, the videos will turn out as smooth as possible.
AirDog comes packed with its own personal tracker: AirLeash
In order to make sure that AirDog is tracking your position accurately, Helico Aerospace Industries has developed AirLeash. It is a small device that can be attached to your wrist or to your helmet.
AirLeash is also waterproof and it can be programmed with ease. This tracker will send your position to AirDog, while also being able to send further commands to the aerial drone.
The AirDog drone comes packed with six modes, including auto-follow, follow track, and hover. A special alarm is included in AirLeash and it will alert the user when the battery of the drone is getting low.
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that a special application will be released for download for iOS and Android smartphones, although it will have limited features when compared to AirLeash.
Kickstarter donations are still welcomed until late July
The good news is that AirDog has already been successfully funded through Kickstarter. Additionally, the funding will end on July 26, which means that there is plenty of time to secure a unit at a discounted price.
At the time of writing this article, the cheapest way to get AirDog is to pledge $1,195 to the cause. Shipping is expected to begin this November. If you want to find out more about this project, then head over to its Kickstarter page