What would a drone from the future look like? At Fleye, they had a dream of small, autonomous, flying machines floating around and helping us in our daily lives. For them it was the kind of flying robot they we were dreaming about as children when reading Sci-Fi comic books. Now they have their vision to share with the world.
Worlds Safest Drone
The main innovation of Fleye is its unique spherical design, where all moving parts are fully shielded. This means that you can hold, touch, push, and bump into Fleye without any risks of injuring yourself and others. It also means that Fleye will be more robust when bumping into something.
Smart and Autonomous
Fleye has a powerful on-board computer, similar to the latest smartphones. It is a dual-core ARM A9, with hardware accelerated video encoding, two GPUs, 512MB of RAM and it runs Linux. It also supports the popular Computer Vision library OpenCV. This means that Fleye can be programmed to execute mission autonomously, reacting to what it sees in its environment.
The manufacturer let us know the the lens they used on this version of the camera module is really poor quality, but they will be upgrading it with something better and release new footage soon.
and here is the new one!
and another one
A short demo of the ‘hover’ mode of Fleye. The user just focus on changing the elevation and the orientation, while Fleye remains hovering above the same spot
Fleye can be controlled using our smartphone application (iOS/Android support). You don’t need piloting skills, just select a flying camera mode (selfie, panorama, virtual tripod, etc.), watch the live video stream and focus on capturing great photos and videos. You prefer to be in manual control? Then use our virtual gamepad or hook a bluetooth gamepad to your smartphone.
be sure to check out their website http://gofleye.com