This month Tanya Weaver delves into the world of drones to discover the latest innovations currently in flight

Take flight

Young Dutch company Aerialtronics is trying to find a niche for itself in the flooded drone market.

“Our aim is to deliver a carefree flying platform with variable different payload options to assist our customer during their job. For instance, the police may want a drone with infrared video capability, while farmers would rather fly with a multi-spectral camera to monitor their crops,” explains Joost Hezemans, Aerialtronics’ head of design.



Ready to fly

3D Robotics has been in the drone game for quite some time earning the reputation as North America’s largest personal drone company.

Founded in 2009, this California-based start-up now employs over 200 people and has over 30,000 customers worldwide.


Airborne sidekick

There are drones for all different customers and applications.

The Airdog is for the sort of customer that is into action sports – wake-boarding, surfing, snowboarding, BMXing etc. – and wants a camera to video them in action. This would usually involve someone following them with camera… until now.

The Airdog drone, which accommodates a goPro sports camera with gyroscope stabilised gimbal, automatically follows and captures the user’s every movement via a wrist-worn tracking device called AirLeash.




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2 December 2014