World’s first autonomous drone is brought to market
18 November 2015
HEXO+, described as the world's first autonomous drone, is essentially an automated aerial filming platform that dispenses with remote control devices.
Squadrone System is shipping the first autonomous drone to global and US market. Described as "blending simplicity with the ability to create unrivalled aerial imagery", HEXO+ has a flight system that enables it to take off, follow and frame its user while filming with predetermined camera movements, and then safely land.
These processes are entirely automated and simply initiated with the HEXO+ smartphone application (Apple iOS 9 and Android 4.4 and above), allowing users to operate the craft hands-free.
Providing constant framing and image stability, HEXO+ combines a fast and responsive flight system with proprietary framing and tracking algorithms. The built-in library of cinematic camera movements - developed in partnership with motion picture experts — enables users of any skill level to create professional-grade imagery.
HEXO+ is the first autonomous drone with complete certifications from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Conformité Européenne (CE) and Industry Canada (IC).
HEXO+ has an operating altitude of up to 16,000 feet and a maximum speed of 45mph. It is currently available to purchase here for $1,349.00.