Aptonomy’s drone does more than spy on enemies. It can actually detect intruders, record suspicious activity, turn lights on and prevent them from doing harm just like a security guard #actionmagic
The startup uses DJI S-1000+ octocopters with cameras and smart software and hardware. They have AI and navigational systems for sense-and-avoid feature in flight and can detect faces or human activity in a chosen area, without compromising speed. Users can go online, get on the Aptonomy interface, point to a place on the map and send the drones there. The flight is recorded and can be watched in real time or later on, from the comfort of his home.
Any OctoCop (as we like to name it) can be programmed to fly whenever a motion detector suggests abnormal activity. The co-founders, Mihail Pivtoraiko and Siddharth Sanan (who have previously worked at NASA and inspired the character from Disney’s Big Hero 6, Baymax) made the drone aware of its own energy drop. When batteries are running low, it can fly back and get juice from a charging station.
The moment it founds an intruder, whether it is day or night, the intimidation process begins. Aptonomy’s drone casts light on the intruder and sends a message from the pilot through loudspeakers – he’ll probably mistake it for a menacing SWAT helicopter.