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.