2019 is the year in which Blade Runner takes place. We do not yet have hyperrealistic replicants trying to kill hardened detectives. But admit it: When you read the words "Flying Robot Watchdog", it feels like in the future.
The drone company Sunflower Labs showed such a gadget at the massive CES fair. The bee is a drone that can be deployed from your backyard and inspect anyone who comes too close to your safe place. The system relies on "sunflowers" that go into your garden like the popular solar-powered night lights to detect movement around the house. If something is wrong, the lights go on and the bee jumps up. It begins a reconnaissance mission that records ̵
The flower design of Sunflower is extremely friendly for a security product, but there is no doubt that the water-resistant "Hive" base is undeniable Station for the drone looks like a dog house , Mostly it sits inside, the charging contacts are automatically connected thanks to the rounded bottom of the bee. (In the picture at the top of the article, it is held upside down.) When intruders are discovered, the roof opens and the drone unfolds. It can return and land, reloaded after the threat subsides.
The app-controlled system can be expanded with more sunflowers for greater features and includes detection of authorized persons, vehicles, and even pets. The estimated deployment time is 15 minutes and a further 30 minutes are fully charged. Anyone who really wants to do harm may not be deterred by a bit of buzzing plastic. Therefore, integration with existing intelligent technology for live video feeds and security changes is an integral part of the end product.
The Bee doesn & # 39; I have a sting or some other kind of insult – it's just for the taking. Nevertheless, it is difficult not to see the dystopian elements of the concept, if not the application. Maybe it's a good thing that Sunflower Labs does not have a price (probably very high) or a shipping date (probably not soon) for the system. We could spend a year or two preparing for our Android hunting outfits.