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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.

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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.

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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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Read more on develop3d.com

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2 December 2014
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