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  • - [Voiceover] This is the Carbon Flyer,

  • the world's first super tough,

  • super fast, blue-tooth controlled

  • carbon fiber drone.

  • The Carbon Flyer is the ultimate tech toy.

  • We've created a revolutionary plane

  • using actual carbon fiber.

  • We've equipped the Carbon Flyer

  • with twin high-output motors,

  • a long-range blue-tooth control module,

  • LED running lights,

  • and an onboard camera.

  • - Carbon fiber is 10 times stronger than aluminum.

  • It has 100 times the strength to weight ratio of steel,

  • and it is more than a thousand times stronger

  • than the toughest phone.

  • This prototype right here

  • impacted the side of buildings and concrete surfaces

  • over a dozen times at high speed.

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  • - [Voiceover] The Carbon Flyer can be controlled

  • up to 240 feet away,

  • using either an android or Apple smartphone.

  • Blue-tooth allows for a two-way communication

  • with the plane,

  • providing real-time battery and connectivity steps.

  • Our interactive app allows the pilot

  • to control the plane's air speed,

  • altitude and steering using only one hand.

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  • - I'm Derrick.

  • I'm passionate about drones,

  • and I've met many people who want to fly drones,

  • but found them really hard to control.

  • I want to help, because I feel that

  • they are missing out on the fun of aerofiliming.

  • That is why we came out with the idea of Ghost.

  • This is a traditional remote controller

  • that has many switches and knobs,

  • which can be very hard to master.

  • One bad move, and a mistake

  • can be very expensive.

  • Most of the drones also require assembly,

  • but not everyone has the time or skills to do that.

  • - [Voiceover] Ghost comes pre-assembled,

  • and is ready to fly right out of the box.

  • Our app makes it super easy to pilot.

  • Simply tap Unlock,

  • then Takeoff,

  • and Ghost will rise and hover.

  • Now, tap a spot on the map,

  • and Ghost will fly there immediately.

  • To get it back, just hit Return,

  • and Ghost will take the shortest route

  • back to its takeoff point.

  • Press Land, and Ghost will descend

  • and land gently.

  • For advanced control, tap Hover

  • to make Ghost hold the current spot,

  • and enter the Micro-Control mode.

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  • Here, you can adjust Ghost's direction,

  • speed, camera angles and more.

  • Not only is Ghost user-friendly,

  • it's designed with quality parts

  • and has great features and performance.

  • - What's really cool about the Ghost, though,

  • is it's customizability with respect

  • to both hardware and software.

  • One project that I'm working on

  • is mounting this RP-LIDAR unit from Robopeak

  • on the Ghost drone,

  • giving it the ability to sense its surroundings.

  • With the data from the LIDAR,

  • the Ghost'll be able to detect obstacles

  • like trees and buildings,

  • and adjust its flight path as necessary.

  • I'm also really looking forward to developing

  • the Ghost SDK, which includes libraries

  • for both Java and C#.

  • I also see some awesome integration posssibilities

  • with input devices, like Leap Motion,

  • Myo, and my own device, Tact.

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  • - C-mi is different from anything

  • on the market right now, in the sense

  • that it solves the problem of how you control

  • the entire flying, movie and image capture process

  • from a single device.

  • What it does is make flying easier

  • by bringing automation of those systems

  • inside of the flyer, and allows you to concentrate

  • on where you want the vehicle to be,

  • the images and video you want to capture,

  • and then to be able to rapidly share it with your friends.

  • My name is Mark Richardson.

  • I'm in charge of Polyhelo,

  • which is a group of great engineers

  • and enthusiasts building drones

  • for people to take photographs of themselves,

  • and the environment, and then just generally have fun with.

  • I'm a former planetary scientist,

  • and I was involved with NASA

  • in exploration of the solar system.

  • What's really exciting about Polyhelo

  • is the opportunity to bring a lot of those technologies

  • that we used in getting vehicles to land on Mars

  • and to orbit around Venus,

  • and use those to make personal flyers

  • easier to use.

  • - [Voiceover] C-mi is the first networked camera drone

  • you control seamlessly from a single mobile app.

  • C-mi's 1080p HD camera

  • is housed inside of C-mi, extending down from the flyer

  • at takeoff, and retracting when it lands.

  • C-mi is a light-weight, compact,

  • and portable drone.

  • You can take it anywhere in a traditional camera bag.

  • C-mi's legs detach easily

  • for travel and storage, part replacement,

  • and for future component upgrades.

  • C-mi has multiple flight modes,

  • including Orbit, Pano, Follow

  • and Manual Control.

  • C-mi can orbit clockwise or counter-clockwise around you.

  • In Pano mode, C-mi will remain

  • in a fixed position while turning and capturing

  • amazing panoramic shots.

  • For Follow mode shots, C-mi includes

  • an attachable water and sweat-proof tracking device.

  • This rugged GPS tracker enables you

  • to put your mobile device down,

  • and focus completely on your task.

  • In Follow mode, C-mi will adjust to your position,

  • as well as to increases and decreases in speed,

  • so you don't even have to think about C-mi.

  • When flying C-mi manually,

  • you can select where you want

  • the flyer to go next.

  • Just enter your chosen destination,

  • and C-mi will take off and will wait there for you.

  • And your aerial video and photos

  • will be completely stable,

  • because C-mi's in-house camera unit

  • is controlled in a unique two-axis microgimbal,

  • which automatically adjusts itself at every turn.

  • - So the Ashima Core is a flight-controlled computer

  • at the heart of C-mi.

  • It's a powerful little computer

  • that takes care of all the flight control algorithms,

  • figuring out how to keep the vehicle stable,

  • it's ability to understand where up and down is,

  • but it's moving strongly in one direction,

  • and it plugs into the GPS system,

  • allowing for a full navigation solution.

  • - [Voiceover] While in flight,

  • C-mi allows you to live feed video

  • straight to your mobile device.

  • Then you can instantly upload your videos

  • and images to any social media platform

  • with an open API.

  • You can share your video, and grow your social following

  • before C-mi touches down.

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  • - [Voiceover] What do you think it takes

  • to get high quality drone footage like this?

  • A professional drone operator?

  • A cameraman?

  • Expensive equipment?

  • Or simply

  • - This.

  • - [Voiceover] Introducing the CyPhy LVL 1 drone,

  • a drone that lets absolutely anyone

  • capture footage like never before.

  • CyPhy's Level-Up technology is the real breakthrough.

  • By using six rotors, the drone can fly without tilting,