Wilmington, CA (PressExposure) June 19, 2014 -- AirDog, a GoPro compatible, easy to use, unique autonomous drone technology for sports enthusiasts has launched on Kickstarter campaign.
To use AirDog, simply strap the programmable remote on your wrist or helmet. The AirDog is ready to follow you wherever you go. No remote control skills are necessary. AirDog fuses data from remote and processes it with clever algorithms. Takeoff and landing is completely autonomous, freeing you to focus on your performance. The AirDog has preset flight modes to ensure flawless experience in a wide variety of action sports like surfing, motocross, wakeboarding etc. It's been dubbed "your airbone sidekick," but with all of AirDog's features, this is far more than just a flying companion.
The AirDog expands versatility of GoPros, the pinnacle of sports videography perfection. Active gyro stabilization guarantees that video footage is absolutely stable, remarkably smooth, and always level with the horizon.
The world's first autonomous personal action sports drone, is taking to the skies with the company's Kickstarter campaign June 16th - July 25th. The team composed of engineers passionate about action sports has raise $200,000 US on the 3rd day of campaign. With the financial boost, AirDog will make it to production and into the hands of sports enthusiasts. Campaign pledgers will be the first to obtain the AirDog for $995 - $1,195 US.
Check out some footage of the AirDog in action in the kickstarter video: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/airdog/airdog-worlds-first-auto-follow-action-sports-dron?ref=recently_launched
AirDog was designed by and for those passionate about action sports. Foldable, fast, and tough, the drone can track and follow users and their trajectory, and capture every frame with ultra-stable accuracy. The AirDog has a flight time of up to 15 minutes. Zipping along at 40 mph, AirDog can keep up with even the speediest of action sports.
According to Edgars Rozentals, CEO and founder of Helico Aerospace Industries, "It took a year and countless caffeine-fueled hours, that were spent hacking intelligent flight code algorithms. The result is extremely intelligent simple to use drone technology for every action sports enthusiast out there. From its roots the Airdog was designed to serve and obey those pushing the boundaries in sports" says Rozentals, summing up just how advanced this product really is.
Rozentals and the Helico team know what they're talking about. As innovators in unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the group has experience in creating industrial applications for the civil use of drone technology. Helico's project list includes airframe technology, integrated onboard computers, operating systems, and cloud computing infrastructure for unmanned systems. Helico's ten-person team includes a combination of the brightest minds in the field, including aviation engineers, embedded systems engineers, iOS and Android developers, software developers, as well as marketing and management professionals.