Powervision Robot Inc., has announced their first consumer drone, the “PowerEgg,”. The drone sports an innovative egg shape which, according to Powervision, is aesthetically different and especially easy to to fold and transport. The drone, which is expected to be available in early Q2 of 2016, can be easily carried in a backpack.
Wally Zheng, CEO of Powervision, said, “Powervision wanted to create a beautiful yet functional design for the PowerEgg. We think the oval shape is not only clean and pure but also has the structural and functional benefits. This simple yet vital design means that this is more than a flying robot but a work of art.”
Although developed for the mainstream consumer market, the PowerEgg includes advanced technologies that rival industrial drones. These include:
- a 360-degree panoramic 4K HD camera on a 3-axis gimbal
- real-time long range video transmission
- advanced “optical flow” sensors for indoor navigation
- an intuitive and easy-to use-remote control,.
- a unique design includes larger propellers
Another goal of the drone is ease of use. Zheng explained, “We want flying a drone to be child’s play, something even a five-year-old can do.”
Zheng believes “With this next generation of drones, much like the Internet expanded access to information in the virtual world, drones 2.0 led by innovations like the PowerEgg can expand access to the physical world and bring together humans and machines in this journey.”
Here is a promotional video for the PowerEgg.