A new Hover camera by Zero Zero robotics is able to follow its user while recording or taking pictures. The innovation is about the size of a book and is user friendly.
The robotics company announced its newest camera late in April, allowing users to capture moments from different angles, assuring that user safety was one of their main focuses. The invention hovers in the air thanks to its integrated artificial intelligence that uses facial recognition to follow users while recording or taking pictures.
The camera is about the size of a common book, weights almost nothing and thanks to its design it can be used on insides. The structure of the camera allows its propellers to be surrounded by carbon fiber so users can feel safe. So it’s safe to assume Zero Zero Robotics succeeded on providing an innovating design with the new Hover camera.
The company explained in a statement published on its newsletters blog how the production process led to the invention of the Hover camera. The company “tested countless materials before settling on carbon fiber for Hover Camera as it’s light, safe and strong enough to allow Hover Camera to hover while keeping you safe” read the statement written by MQ Wang and Tony Zhang co – founders of Zero Zero Robotics.
— P software (@p_software) April 26, 2016
The camera runs with proprietary technology and artificial intelligence that’s located in a small printed circuit board (PCB) that has the size of a quarter coin. Creators have named this as the software-hardware hybrid, embedded AI. Thanks to the embedded software the camera is able to self-fly and users can touch it, carry it and engage with it.
To use the Hover Camera users will only need to throw it in the air as it starts to hover and self-balance itself. It also has a Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) that allows images to maintain straight as the device hovers. An idea that could have been depicted as far-fetched not so long ago is now a reality, bringing a concept straight out of the science-fiction field.
— Rachel Kelly (@RCKelly411) April 27, 2016
With a 13 megapixel camera and a 4K video recording capability the camera is able to auto-follow users and take panoramic pictures. Hover Camera users will be able to download the content taken directly from their phones, from which they can also control the angles and the positions of the camera.
The device has a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor that is a part of a Snapdragon flight program developed by Qualcomm in September 2015.
Although the camera is still in process the estimated price is under $600.