A Drone hovers over new buildings and empty tracts of land. Housing.com is using it to get videos at angles no one else can reach. The two Mumbai employees of the firm are now in legal trouble for flying a drone in a no-fly zone.
All grown up now
Drones have grown up since then. At CES this year, Airdog, Trace and Ghost all showcased their “follow me” feature, in which a drone in the air can lock onto you and irrespective of how fast you move and where you go, follow and record you.
Intel showcased ‘sense and avoid’ technology as a drone flew through a forest avoiding trees as well as people by itself.
3D Robotics has the Solo, a drone that can stream live Full-HD video from the sky down to your controller, shoot pictures automatically, has an on-board computer that literally flies for you and be in the air for more than 20 minutes.
Rajiv Makhni is managing editor, Technology, NDTV, and the anchor of Gadget Guru, Cell Guru and Newsnet 3
From HT Brunch, July 19
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