The Hover Camera is a self-flying drone that can follow the operator around autonomously.

Although the Hover Camera is not the first autonomous drone, it’s the first with enclosed propellers. The drone’s propellers are encased in carbon fibre, giving it somewhat more durability than regular drones.

The drone was designed with safety in mind. Instead of landing the drone each time and picking it up, the drone can be “pulled” out of the air with no risk of injury. Another feature of the drone is its capability to recognise facial features. This means the drone will stick to one person in a crowd.

Zero Zero Robotics, the team behind the drone, hope to have it available soon for under $600 (about R9 000).

Watch the video above to see Hover Camera in action.


Image and video credit: Zero Zero Robotics