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Airdog is the world's first drone to track action sports

In the growing world of military-use drones, here comes one that follows action sports and tracks your every move, recording it as it goes. Designed by US-based Helico Aerospace Industries, the wor

  • Published: June 17, 2014 4:35 PM IST
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drone-AirdogIn the growing world of military-use drones, here comes one that follows action sports and tracks your every move, recording it as it goes. Also Read - DJI Mavic Air 2 takes 48MP photos and records 4K at 60fps: Check price, flight time and other features

Designed by US-based Helico Aerospace Industries, the world’s first “auto-follow action sports” drone has preset flight modes to track different sports – including surfing, motocross, wakeboarding and skateboarding. Called Airdog, the drone can be fitted with a camera to capture high-definition footage. The drone is linked to a wrist controller worn by its owners so it knows exactly where they are. Also Read - DJI to launch new product on April 27; could it be the Mavic Air 2?

The AirDog has a flight time of up to 15 minutes and can reach a top speed of 64 km per hour. It can take off and land automatically, and uses gyro stabilisation technology to ensure the subject is always in frame, media reports said. “For action sports enthusiasts, this is a great technology to closely see their favourite players in action,” the developers were quoted as saying. Also Read - Facebook collaborating with Airbus to test solar-powered internet drones in Australia: Report

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  • Published Date: June 17, 2014 4:35 PM IST



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