Just recently someone in Connecticut strapped a handgun to a small unmanned aerial vehicle that would then fly and shoot real bullets. The teenager now faces investigation by the authorities.
LILY was engineered with a different use in mind. The video-drone is a personal video-operator that follows you autonomously while you enjoy your favourite activities in the great outdoors. Or any other setting. Because LILY stays close to the tracking device on the wearers body. 15 meters high and 30 meters away is the farthest it will go. No troubles with no-fly zones with this drone. All you have to do is throw LILY in the air and it will chase you. Here is a nice feature: This is the first throw and shoot camera drone. When powered up (button) LILY activates itself in midair and then shoots your actions with a front and/or down-facing camera in 1080p video at 60 fps (720p slow-mo at 120 fps) with sound, or takes 12 MB stills. And with a three-axis gyro the video should be okay in terms of shakiness.
Footage is stored on a 4 GB microSD-card (included). The drone and the tracking device are waterproof. Plus LILY can float if landed on water. The camera settings and different flight modes (close or far) can be controlled through an app (iOS and Android). As is the sharing of your glorious moments on social networks. Well if you must. With 26 cm lenght and width and 8 cm height (1.3 Kg wight) it should fit in a regular backpack. 20 minutes on a full charge is as good or bad as it gets with commercial UAVs at the moment. The lithium battery recharges in 2 hours.
Price tag is 700 USD. LILY can be preordered now.