Nixie is a wearable drone that captures your actions on the fly

Nixie is a wearable drone that captures your activities on the fly

Keep in mind the dronie? If not, it is a self-taken photograph (sigh, selfie) from a UAV just like the Parrot AR Drone that gives a bit extra creativity than your arm attain permits. Think about you could connect that drone to your wrist and launch it immediately, and you’ve got some concept about how the Nixie works. As soon as aloft, it is designed to detect your presence and fly round you, pointing its digital camera to movie your exploits — starting from tourism to mountaineering, because the video under exhibits. The challenge is a part of Intel’s Make it Wearable contest, and makes use of an Edison chip to trace you and keep away from obstacles. For now, it is only a delicate prototype that may fly off your wrist and never do a lot else. However it’s scored a $50,000 finalist prize from Intel, which means our dream of getting aerial footage of all our hum-drum actions might lastly come true — sure, we are that useless.