I’m impressed by the technological leaps and bounds that drones have made over the past few years, but until today, I haven’t had much interest in owning one. I have no need for aerial photography, and I’m happy to leave racing through psychedelic neon courses to the pros. But a hands-free umbrella that autonomously follows me through the rain? This is a technological breakthrough I can use. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
But a hands-free umbrella that autonomously follows me through the rain?
The Free Parasol, as it’s being called, will use a camera and AI to register, track, and autonomously follow a user’s head.
The current prototypes of the Free Parasol weigh around 11 pounds and have a flight time of just 20 minutes.
AdvertisementThe Free Parasol is expected to be available as soon as 2019, which seems optimistic, and will come with a bleeding-edge price tag of around $275.
Although, this might one day be the first umbrella to autonomously hunt you down if and when it’s forgotten somewhere.
Opinion… * Man-Made