search slide
search slide
pages bottom

Zero Zero Hover Camera drone uses face tracking tech to follow you

Camera-toting drones that can follow a subject while they’re recording aren’t a new thing, but a company called Zero Zero is putting a very different spin on them. It’s all about how they track what’s being filmed.

Zero Zero’s new Hover Camera doesn’t require you to wear a special wristband like AirDog. There’s no “pod” to stuff in your pocket like the one that comes with Lily, and it doesn’t rely on GPS either. Instead, the Hover Camera uses its “eyes” to follow along.

Unlike some drones that use visual sensors to lock on to a moving subject, the Hover Camera uses them in conjunction with face and body recognition algorithms to ensure that it’s actually following the person you want it to follow.

For now, it can only track the person you initially select. By the time the Hover Camera goes up for sale, however, Zero Zero says it will be able to scan the entire surrounding area for faces. They’ll then be presented to you on their mobile app, and you’ll be able to tell the drone who you want to follow by tapping their picture. That same mobile app will also allow you to control the Hover Camera’s movements manually when the situation calls for it.

Another cool feature of the Hover Drone: it folds up for easy storage and transport. Flip down the two “wings” and you’re left with something roughly the size of a VHS tape. Unfold them, power it on, and let go, and it hovers in place until you tell it what to do.

Later this year, Zero Zero will be sending out 200 pre-production units to beta testers who pre-order a Hover Camera. If you like what you see, you can head over to and add your name to the list.

Leave a Reply

Captcha image