Owning a drone is no big deal these days, which makes us wonder just which particular feature that will be incorporated into drones of the future will be the one that gets everyone all interested and drooling over. XDynamics is preparing themselves for the coming CES 2017, with the announcement of a brand new drone which will boast of a dual-screen controller.
Earlier this August, we did talk about how Zerotech has unveiled the world’s smallest pocket drone that shoots selfies, which is known as the Dobby Pocket Drone. Well, we are glad to say that this particular pocket drone has now made its way over to the US as well as Canada, and with its ground-breaking features stuffed into its relatively diminutive form factor, you can be sure that the Dobby Pocket Drone would certainly be high on the wish lists of many as a present this holiday season.
There are so many different kinds of drones that are available in the market right now, you would be hard pressed to make an informed purchase decision. Most of them are able to offer more or less the same range of specifications at a price point that you are comfortable with. However, GDU intends to up the ante, hoping that you will not end up upgrading your drone once every year because of the obsolescence race, but rather, concentrate on the kinds of camera that you will attached to their spanking new Premium Byrd drone.
Drones do seem to be dime a dozen these days, but how many of us have already decided to settle for a particular model that suits our needs? It really depends on our needs and of course, pricing. There are some high end drones out there that can capture 4K video without missing a beat, but you will definitely need a fair bit of practice in order to obtain good shots. Zero Zero Robotics has their portable solution in the form of the Hover Camera Passport, which will cost all of just $599. The Hover Camera Passport is touted to be the first truly consumer-friendly and self-piloting flying camera, making it as an essential travel accessory in the future for the avid shutterbug.
DJI is a name that we are all familiar with when it comes to drones, and the intelligent Phantom 4 drone did make waves earlier this year when it was released. This time around, it looks like there is another reason for fanfare with DJI’s latest Mavic Pro drone which is highly portable and yet does not skimp on its ability or functions, delivering picture perfect stills and great looking videos while it zips around in the air.
GoPro is a name that we are all extremely familiar with when it comes to HERO action cameras, and for good reason, too. They are not only tough as nails, but they also do their bit in capturing great videos and photos of a particular adrenaline-pumping stunt. Well, GoPro would like to extend its reach in the action camera market through the introduction of a spanking new product that is known as the GoPro Karma.
Drones are pretty common these days, and it would not be too much to ask that each household now has at least one drone. After all, these are mechanical marvels that are able to capture video from a vantage point that not too many of us are ever able to do so without the help of a helicopter and some really, really expensive camera equipment. Yuneec is starting to get the hang of things where drones are concerned, not to mention the Virtual Reality (VR) world, having recently released its first VR headset to the masses. At this juncture, why not roll out yet another drone for everyone? Enter the Yuneec Breeze, touted to be a compact yet easy-to-use Ultra HD flying camera.
Can robots eventually end up as our mates one day? Who knows, and that is one particular topic that has been approached many times in science fiction endeavors, be it in print or on the silver screen. Until that fateful day arrives, however, plenty of work needs to be done — including making sure that robots of today are able to figure out human emotions. Now that is certainly a big ask by any measure, taking into consideration how men and women have not completely understood each other until today, so what more a robot? Never mind that, as Tapia the robot has adopted Smartmedical’s Empath, a vocal emotion recognition technology that is used in a range of business fields such as mental health, call centers, and entertainment, allowing to a certain degree, Tapia to be able to understand human emotion via dialogue with users — including joy, calm, sorrow, anger, and vigor.
When it comes to drones, there are many different kinds of models that have already hit the market, and it is no surprise at all that more and more manufacturers are jumping aboard the drone bandwagon as well. Xtreem is one of them, and the company has just introduced the latest addition to its popular range of remote controlled toys known as the SkyRanger Video Drone. It is are ideal for those who are aged 12 and above, as this new drone come in a lightweight yet durable construction and will definitely put users’ flying skills to the test, arriving with long transmission distances as well as demonstrating multi-directional flip maneuvers to the skilled.