Dronies – Dancing Airborne Robots for All!
We already know that drones are being used by our military. By now we’ve also heard that Amazon is looking into the possibility of being able to deliver some of its packages by using specialized drones. There are drones being manufactured for use inspecting rooftops for damage, or equipment problems. Yes, we know they can spy on us too… but think of all the positive possibilities!
Check out Dronies, being developed by 3 guys that can envision the future, Dronies are nano-sized flying quadcopters that are capable of autonomously dancing in formation (hopefully by the hundreds, or perhaps even thousands) in sync with music played by its base station which is essentially, your smartphone. The idea is to develop the humanized civilian drone, and then add to its capabilities as time goes on. The ultimate goal? To create a drone that can utilize its own decision-making capabilities, enabling safe, collision-free flight, that is independent of constant human supervision.
These cool little Dronies are being developed for indoor flight, with a 2.4 GHz transmitter and a signal strength that extends up to 30 meters, but be advised that Dronies dancing in autopilot mode, should fly within a 2-10 meter distance from its smartphone controller. You can choreograph, record and play your Dronies smooth moves, and even share them within your social networks, so other Dronie owners can play them too.
If you’d like to find out more about what these guys are trying to accomplish, check out drovionics.com and if you’d like to get your hands on one of these little quadcopters and help these guys get their project off the ground (literally) then head on over to indegogo.com where you can get in on the the crowdfunding project, and score yourself 2 Dronies in the process, for under 70 bucks, and then someday, you’ll be able to say you were there when it all began… Cool.