If you would like to be able to record footage of your exploits from a third person view you might be interested in a new 3D Robotics drone that has been unveiled this week in the form of the Iris +.
The new Iris + 3D Robotics drone builds on the technology of the original Iris and comes supplied with a new feature called Follow Me. That allows the drone to do as the name suggests and follow you wherever you might go filming the footage along the way.
Check out the video below to learn more about the features and benefits of the latest 3D Robotics drone that is capable of 16 to 22 minutes flights and includes integrated LEDs on all arms for trouble-free directional awareness.
The Iris + drone is priced under $1,000 and includes features such as Automatic Mission Planning using the free DroidPlanner application that is available for both iOS and Android devices. 3D Robotics explains a little more :
“The 3DR IRIS+ is your aerial passport: all you need to get started shooting photos and video from incredible new perspectives. Powered by 3DR’s world famous autopilot, IRIS+ is a robot that will automatically fly itself where you tell it to go, while keeping a camera dead steady with two-axis gimbal stabilization. And it’s so smart that it’s simple. You can fly manually using the controller or use the advanced 3PV Follow Me mode that turns IRIS+ into your own hands-free camera crew.
Follow Me – 3DR’s 3rd Person View (3PV) Follow Me technology turns your Iris+ into your own hands-free aerial camera that puts you in the middle of your own adventure. The Iris+ can be easily setup to follow any GPS enabled Android device. Not only will the Iris+ follow you, but this advanced technology controls the gimbal to keep the camera centered on you, capturing sweeping cinematic video from a perspective unlike any other.”
For more information on the new Iris + 3D Robotics drone jump over to the 3D Robotics website for details.