When Airdog arrived on the scene in 2014, it was one of the first drones to offer auto-tracking technology, commonly known as follow-me mode. A suite of competitors have since worked this feature into models of their own, and the team at Airdog seems intent on playing to its strengths.
Drones and cars have combined on plenty of concept cars in recent times, but the idea took a bit longer to be deemed feasible enough for production. Nissan has decided to make the X-Trail, a family SUV, available with a follow-me drone as part of its optional X-Scape pack.
With 30 minutes' flight time, a top speed around 50 mph and folding arms so you can throw it in a backpack with the propellers still on, the Staaker is a powerful follow-me camera drone. But it's brains, not brawn, that this company hopes will separate it from the pack.