Fotokite is a leashed quadcopter, developed by Russian roboticist Sergei Lupashin, that aims to blend the advantages of old and new forms of flight. Lupashin believes that this approach could help truly unleash the potential of aerial photography, and give photographers and journalists the ability to capture exciting airborne images.
It is claimed that anyone can be taught to fly the Fotokite in a matter of minutes. Instead of using a typical joystick and controller, the user holds on to a leash that allows them to position and aim the quadcopter's camera.
Fotokite will surely appeal to journalists who see photographs as a way to tell stories, rather than just a means of supplementing print or web articles.
Fotokite is Controlled Using a Dog Leash-Like Mechanism
1. Leashed Camera Drones - Fotokite introduces a new way to control quadcopters through a leash-like mechanism.
2. Aerial Photography Innovation - Fotokite's new technology combines old and new forms of flight to capture exciting airborne images.
3. Easy Drone Flight Control - Fotokite's leash control method can be easily learned by anyone in just a matter of minutes.
1. Journalism - Fotokite's leashed quadcopter could be beneficial in the journalism industry for capturing aerial images that add context to stories.
2. Photography - Fotokite is set to disrupt the aerial photography industry with their leash control mechanism allowing photographers to easily change camera angles.
3. Emergency Services - Fotokite's leashed quadcopter can be useful to emergency services for their operational work and rescues.