For those times when the selfie stick just isn’t good enough, there is now a flying camera. Really.
Called the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera, the Lily Camera was born inUniversity of California, Berkeley’s robotics lab. Toss the device into the air, and its four propellers send it flying up to speeds of 25 miles per hour as it takes high-quality photos and videos.
Unlike other drones, the Lily Camera requires no controller as it follows the wearer’s bracelet. The camera follows the user via GPS tied to a bracelet, which communicates distance, position and speed back to the camera.
The company doesn’t like the word “drone,” however.
“It is a camera, which is the real difference,” said CEO and co-founder Antoine Balaresque. “Other products are really just drones that carry a camera. Lily is a camera that happens to be flying.”
Equipped with an accelerometer, barometer, GPS and…
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