The MeCam is a $49 quadrotor without a remote control--It can either be controlled via voice commands, or you can put it in "follow me" mode.
There is a wireless camera that small, but purely analog. It wouldn't work with a phone.
Supposedly they're using a Cortex A9 onboard, which is perfectly capable of running simple vision routines. If you're clever about your algorithms (and especially if you have a NEON MPE you can leverage), it's doable.
It won't, of course, perfectly track anyone all the time. But humans have difficulty doing that too :)
Remember that they're looking for someone to license the tech, so I'm guessing $49 is not the retail price.
According to the gizmodo story, http://gizmodo.com/5979208/this-tiny-pet-quadcopter-could-be-your-o...
it sounds like they're just squatting on the patent idea without actually making it work. They want to charge anyone who makes it work a license fee.
Hey John Check out my new Page on Diydrones and New Mini heli video I'm trying to incorporate the voice control into my Heli and would love your help so I'm ready for Part 2 of my podcast next Wednesday.
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