Looks like a very interesting technology to use on a uav.

We've invented the world's first intelligent throwable camera, a ball capable of stabilized, full spherical 360° photography and video capture. Today, as this fledgling space begins to take flight, we're engineering state-of-the-art technology for the decade ahead. Simply put, cameras and sensors are going airborne.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 10, 2013 at 11:03am

That's a couple of years old, but they have a done a great job with the software.

Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on July 10, 2013 at 11:38am

The tracking and 3D are pretty sick. 

I didn't catch the price.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on July 10, 2013 at 11:40am

Wow, the uses for this thing are endless!  Amazing.

I hate to bring up the military thing but... soldiers, or police....  "Is there anybody in that building?" "Hang on, let me lob a camera through the window and we'll find out."  Awesome.

Comment by Todd Hill on July 10, 2013 at 12:08pm

Now that's sweet! Would be even sweeter if it were the size of a golf or tennis ball (give it a few years).  Definitely on my must have list. 

Comment by b nevins on July 10, 2013 at 1:58pm

Yeah, we have this thing called the recon scout "Throwbot."  Just like every other bit of technology we get here, doesn't work in sand.


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 10, 2013 at 2:08pm

Mirrors are not just for makeup ;-)

Comment by HeliStorm on July 10, 2013 at 3:57pm

The first video reminds me a little of the movie Prometheus, where they have the floating mapping drone things.

Comment by HeliStorm on July 10, 2013 at 6:24pm
B Nevins...sand can do in most technology pretty effectively.
Comment by Steven on July 11, 2013 at 1:58am

helistorm, that was the first thing i thought about as well.. 
To put a camera system + the software like this on something that flies would be great.
No gimbal needs, full 360' vid, immersive fpv ..
Object tracking and follow me

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