This $2,500 ‘self-flying camera’ can follow you around and snap photos without anyone controlling it — here’s how it works

Silicon Valley startup Skydio has built what no other drone company has been able to do so far: A self-flying drone that can follow you around and snap photos, without anyone controlling it.

Skydio’s newly unveiled R1 drone can tell where you are — and follow you around — by differentiating you from your surroundings. In short, the drone is intelligent enough to tell the difference between a person and a tree, and navigate

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