Gone are the days of extending our arms uncomfortably or relying on selfie sticks to take the perfect self-portrait. Zero Zero Robotics’ Hover Camera, based on theQualcomm Snapdragon Flight drone platform, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, is the future of personal paparazzi.
“Hover Camera is the first truly autonomous camera that anyone can use,” said MQ Wang, Founder and CEO of the startup, a robotics company that specializes in consumer-friendly AI.
The Hover Camera app can be used to track faces and bodies, as well as provide a live video stream and a 360-degree panoramic mode. The drone has 32GB of internal memory and an 8-minute battery life that can be extended with swappable batteries. A micro-USB 3.0 Type B cable can be used to transfer the captured media to a computer.
Enclosed in a portable, carbon-fiber case, the drone is lightweight yet durable. Its four propellers spin inside the casing, sparing clumsy fingers from unfortunate accidents. At 8.4 ounces, the Hover Camera doesn’t need U.S. FAA drone registration, a requirement for drones that weigh 8.8 ounces (250 grams) or more.
The Hover Camera is expected to be priced at around $600. Learn more about the self-flying drone on the Hover Camera website.