CyPhy Works Inc., a developer of industrial drone solutions, has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund its first consumer offering, the CyPhy LVL 1 Drone. CyPhy Works has previously been focused on tethered drones for industrial applications.
As engineers pushing to redefine drone flight, the CyPhy team were inspired to make their foray into the consumer landscape by the market’s lack of a flying robot for everyday use. Priorities for this new drone included easy and intuitive flight, stability, ultra high-quality video with the ability to share footage in real-time, no landing gear so the drone fits in a backpack, and a built-in protected camera. The LVL 1 Drone can be in flight for at least 20 minutes on a full charge, and weighs less than two pounds.
CyPhy Works LVL 1’s groundbreaking features include:
Innovative Level-Up Technology – By re-inventing multi-rotor flight, this drone flies completely horizontally and makes piloting simpler, images more stable, and flying intuitive.
Geo-fencing for safe training – Users will be able to pace off the area where they want the drone to stay. Set a maximum and minimum height and the drone will stay within the box.
Swipe-to-Fly with Android or iOS mobile – With the swipe of a finger, the drone flies, phones stay squarely in hands, and the screen stays perfectly visible.
Instant social media sharing – Through the smart phone app, users can post photos and video footage to social media immediately, while the drone is still in flight.
“Our drone protects its camera, flies simply, shares intuitively, and captures high-quality footage effortlessly.” said Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works. “Backers will be filming their child’s soccer game, shooting stunning vistas, and performing home inspections from day one – we are bringing technology to people where they are in their everyday lives. This product will capture great footage and we hope it also captures people’s imagination.”