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Aerial drone boasts auto-follow features

December 09, 2016

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The Skye Orbit from Beijing Roobo employs three tracking technologies, namely GLONASS, synchronous GPS image tracking and automated optical pixel tracking.

Product Details

Model: Skye Orbit

Supplier Profile

Year established: 2014

Export markets: Asia, North America, Europe

The Skye Orbit from Beijing Roobo Technology Co. Ltd is an auto-follow drone that employs three tracking technologies, namely GLONASS, synchronous GPS image tracking and automated optical pixel tracking. It operates using any of the three built-in modes. “Follow Me” allows handsfree control via a wearable device. “Point Lock” directs the drone to hover above a fixed point as the lens focuses on a target using the Image Tracking System. “Climbing” mode follows the user around during ascent or descent. Fly height is 50 to 220m and maximum speed is 10 to 15 meters per second.

A 16MP camera is employed, shooting videos in 1080 pixels at speeds of 33mph.

The lightweight UAV is only 1.3kg and adopts a black elliptical shell. It runs on a 5,100mAh Li-ion battery, which can last for 28 minutes per charge. Hovering accuracy is 0.48m vertically and 0.30m horizontally. Maximum tilting angle is 25 degrees.

Aside from drones, Beijing Roobo manufactures AI-based robots.

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