X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Fleye Drone Hides Moving Parts in its Shell: UAV Protection

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Even though consumer UAVs are becoming smarter and easier to use, they can still cause physical harm. Just last month a baby lost one of his eyes because he was accidentally hit by a quadcopter’s propeller. That’s why Fleye is working on a drone that hides its propeller and other moving parts in a spherical shell.

fleye_drone_flying_robot_1zoom in

Fleye’s sensors help it to remain stable when it bumps into something or someone so you can safely touch or push it. Fleye has three autonomous modes – selfie, panorama, and hover – but you can also control it manually using a mobile app.

fleye_drone_flying_robot_2zoom in

But Fleye isn’t just about safety or ease of use. It runs on the Linux-based Yocto and supports OpenCV so you can make programs for it that depend on computer vision. It will also have a remote API as well as SDKs for iOS, Android, Node.js, and Python. Finally, the company is offering a Fleye Developer Edition that has twice the CPU cores and RAM of the consumer edition.

Pledge at least ~$740 (USD) on Kickstarter to receive a Fleye unit as a reward.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

LA to Shine the Bat-Signal in Honor of Adam West

LA to Shine the Bat-Signal in Honor of Adam West

Fools Paradise Iron Man & Stan Lee 1/6 Scale Figures

Fools Paradise Iron Man & Stan Lee 1/6 Scale Figures

Driven: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43

Driven: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43

Driven: 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Driven: 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Hennessey Venom F5 Aims for 300 mph

Hennessey Venom F5 Aims for 300 mph

Polestar to Develop Electrified Performance Cars for Volvo

Polestar to Develop Electrified Performance Cars for Volvo