This selfie stick will fly after you and snap shots
Published 31/03/2016 | 10:50
IoT Group has developed a selfie stick that flies after you, allowing you to take photos, capture 360-panoramic photos, and stream live video.
Selfies are about to get a bit more cinematic and less tied to their definition; an Australian company is accepting pre-orders for a flying selfie stick, which will ship internationally in June.
The ROAM-e is tethered to your smartphone and uses facial recognition technology to follow the user at a distance of up to 25m. Naturally, it can snap photos, but it can also capture 360-degree panoramas or stream live video for up to 20 minutes. The ROAM-e packs a 5MP CMOS sensor as well as a quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor.
While it’s possible to do something similar using a drone, executive director of the IoT Group, Ian Duffell,says that its main advantage is its size. "We wanted it to be small enough to fit into a bag or pocket. We modelled it on not being bigger than a 600-millilitre water bottle," Duffell explained.
More features are planned. IoT Group hopes to add the ability to drop a pin on a map application to send ROAM-e there and back.