3D Robotics has developed a revolutionary drone, called Solo, at the price of about USD 10 million after spending one and half year on the ambitious project.
With its latest drone, the company promises the drone market to offer much bigger than though.
The new ‘Solo’ drone is a 3DR which has been dubbed as the smartest consumer drone ever by the company.
Announcing the new development, 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson said that the new drone is powered by two computers and features a new technology that is intended at making any technocrat a pro at capturing aerial footage.
“We like to joke that we just turned Steven Spielberg into software,” Anderson said.
Describing the basic features of ‘Solo’, Anderson said linked the drone with the prominent photo-sharing app Instagram.
The CEO said as the image-sharing application offers filters tool to make the images look amazing, Solo has got transformed autopilot that not only provide easier flight, but also allows the device to take those aerial shots that a Hollywood director would only approve of.
The company partnered with GoPro to make it possible to have full access to controls on the camera while flying the drone, Anderson said.
“Hollywood knows what a great shot looks like. There are rules. Motion, lighting, paths that look good to the eye and that is almost impossible for mere mortals to be able to do manually. These things are really hard to control, so we just turned that into software,” he said.
Solo’s autopilot is much different from other drones’ GPS capabilities. The new drone gives the user an option to select a set of good shots, and then further work is performed by the device from there.
“Our thing has always been autonomy. Drones have brains, they are smart. You don’t have to fly drones, they can fly themselves. Initially, we used them to make shooting easier, but now we have moved beyond that and can actually let them do the flying and just focus on the shot,” Anderson said.
The new drone also allows the user to share the footage at the social networking sites directly from the device after finishing shooting.
The Solo will cost USD 1,000 and will be available in the market from May 29.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the consumers are likely to spend nearly USD 103 million on drones this year. The figure for this year is up from USD 69 million reported in 2014.