3D Robotics’s IRIS+ drone records your every move autonomously
The era of UAV drones is upon us. And 3D Robotics is doing all it can to get us into the trend. With its latest release – IRIS+ that takes the GoPro up in the air to capture what you’re doing – we’re surely getting driven. Recording yourself with a drone hasn’t been made so simple ever before; with the IRIS+ however, you can simply hook a GoPro to the drone and have your personal footage captured in real time.
Included with “follow me” technology on-board, the 3DR’s IRIS+ can be setup easily to follow any GPS-enabled Android device. The quadcopter gets a gimbal, which can control the camera stability in-flight and provide error-free photos and videos of your every move.
The 3D Robotics quadcopter also comes with a DroidPlanner app. An app which can be used to plan the drone’s flight by simply drawing a plan on any Android-powered device. In-flight, the IRIS+ can let the camera focus on the same location all the while; and permits the user to carry out automated mission planning using a Mac, Linux or a Windows computer, in addition to an Android device.
The IRIS+ features 15 minutes of flying time with gimbal and camera and about 20 minutes without it. It comes with screw-on, self-tightening propellers and a joystick-style controller, which can control the drone from over 3,000 feet away. 3D Robotics quadcopter will start selling on September 15 at roughly $750. You can add a $210 gimbal and a camera to it.