Co-creater of Roomba launches new consumer drone CyPhy LVL 1

Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works and cofounder of iRobot, announces their first consumer drone.  Helen who co-designed the world’s most popular robotic vacuum, has just launched on Kickstarter the LVL 1, a six rotor (instead of the usual four) UAV.  Instead of the rotors pointing straight down they are at slight angles, which according to the designers, this allows the drone to maneuver without the body tilting forward or sideways like many others … which is said to improve stability and make shooting footage with the built-in 1080p camera much steadier.

From their Kickstarter campaign page, here are some of the LVL 1 Drone specs:

  • Level-up Level Flight Technology
  • Intuitive Controls
  • Real-Time Sharing
  • User-Defined Geo-Fencing
  • 20+ Minutes of Flight Time
  • Rapid USB Charging Smart Battery
  • iOS and Android App
  • 8Mpx/1080p HD Camera with 90 degree Tilt
  • Onboard Image Storage
  • Weather and Water Resistant
  • Only 1.75lbs With Battery
  • Advanced Follow and Waypoint Navigation Behaviors
  • Open Source Technology

Miss our Kickstarter, but still want to get your hands on a LVL 1? Head to http://cyphyworks.com/robots/lvl1/ to sign up for pre-sale info!

Posted by CyPhy Works on Friday, June 19, 2015

 

Update Dec 2015: Kickstarter campaign update … 1,514 backers pledged $882,478 to help bring the CyPhy LVL 1 Drone project to life.