Hands-On with Nixie Wearable Drone Camera

At CES 2016, we chat with the inventors of the Nixie wearable drome–a small quadcopter that autonomously flies and returns to you after taking a photo. We learn about how the Nixie was conceived, the challenges of programming its autonomous movements, and get a demo of the prototype!

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5 thoughts on “Hands-On with Nixie Wearable Drone Camera

  1. this seems really interesting, but ultimately seems to be an incredibly niche product. i think if it was also bluetooth capable, and instantly transmitted the photo to your phone, or somehow followed your phone once it was thrown in the air, until you hit a button to bring it back to you, it would be infinitely cooler. the wearable aspect seems very likely to break those rotors off at the drop of a dime.

  2. So, today we have problem with whole bunch of people walking with selfie sticks in crowded touristic places.

    Next step, will be battle of selfie drones smashing to each other. In fight for space, so much needed to photograph their masters.

    Feature indeed already here.

    P.S. Don`t get me wrong, from technology perspective this is really cool. It is just those selfie-people are crazy.

  3. We really need to see the picture it took, Norm! I think it’s a cool idea, but I think I would want it to take several shots, several seconds apart – and let me know just before it took each one.

  4. they unfortunately wouldn’t let me download the picture, because they’re still working on the image quality and optics.

  5. or maybe it didn’t take a picture at all…

    Anyway I agree with fred that as long as it’s not staying out there longer it’s just an overpriced selfie stick.

    For the short time it’s out there in the demo you’re fully concentrated to catch it again without getting it right into your face on it’s way back. That’s not even close to “Be in the moment, keep doing what you were doing”.

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