Hands-Free Umbrella Drone Follows User’s Head

Uses a camera, AI to autonomously track user

Image Credits: Ishan Manjrekar, Flickr.

A Japanese company is taking drone ownership to the next level with the development of an autonomous umbrella that follows a user’s head.

The Free Parasol uses a camera and artificial intelligence to track and follow a user as they walk down the street.

The technology is already in use with some autonomous drones, but Asahi Power Services hopes to adapt it for self-flying umbrellas.

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