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Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:23:30 am »
And the idiotic Kickstarter award of the day goes to this steaming pile of flying turd  :palm:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1042731515/aire-a-self-flying-robotic-assistant-for-the-home
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 11:07:52 am »
I want to know how it will open a door.
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Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 11:13:11 am »
^^^ Edit: Damn you! Beaten to the punch! ^^^

“Now you can check on your kids anywhere in the house when you’re away.  No obstacle can keep Aire away!”

Except a door. Doors will be pretty good at stopping Aire.

Also, they make a big deal about using it to check on the elderly, however most falls happen in the bathroom, where the door is also likely to be shut.

As for checking on pets, well, I don’t care how quiet they claim it is (or how little downwash it produces), I guarantee it’s still going to freak the hell out of a lot of pets. (High speed motors, especially ones with blades attached, produce sounds above human hearing.)

As for telepresence, I can’t imagine the battery lasts more than 10 minutes per charge for a drone that size. (I get 15 out of my Parrot Bebop, on a good day.) You’d be better off hooking a Raspberry Pi to a Roomba, with a camera on a stick attached.

I just don’t see any really valid use cases for this. For what it costs, you could easily place WiFi cameras in every room.
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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 09:18:18 pm »
I can’t imagine the battery lasts more than 10 minutes per charge for a drone that size.
Good guess, they tell in comments that it is 8 minutes.

I'm sure cats will like to play with it !
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 09:23:12 pm »
Oh well, if it could chase and destroy midges it would be awesome!!

The airborne equivalent of a Roomba!  :-DD :-DD
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 12:21:18 am »
Oh well, if it could chase and destroy midges it would be awesome!!

The airborne equivalent of a Roomba!  :-DD :-DD

I'm sure it would suck up (or blow) allot of things given it's ugly tubular shape (creating a wind tunnel), including but not limited to: large insects, pet birds, drapes, dangling pull-cords, paper, dust balls, hair, exc.
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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 12:44:00 am »
And it is probably as loud as a dyson.  :palm:
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 01:11:25 am »
I'd love to get one for my 96 year old Grandfather. I reckon it'd last about 3 minutes against his .303, and most of that would be the time to get it out of the safe and load it up.

As for pets, my Lab has eaten about 3 of my micro copters in the last 5 years. I can't see this being any different (just bigger and an easier target with enclosed blades so it won't "bite" him back).
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 02:32:50 am »
LOL, if you scroll down to the 'Real Demos & Prototypes - No Movie Magic' and play the vids you can hear the deafening racket the thing produces.
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 03:50:11 am »
I saw this a couple of days ago and though it was a neat research/prototype device. Then I saw how they were marketing it....  :palm:
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 02:22:18 am »
Would be interesting to see this thing crash while it tries to fly up the stairs in my house. I guess we had no accessibility standards in 1930, and large stairs are wasted space in a house.
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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 12:12:24 pm »
Watch it be stupid enough to run into a piece of glass or something. I bet it would even try to spy on you in the shower or getting dressed if you're home alone and leave the door open. Wouldn't surprise me with this kind of slapped together I.O.T. garbage. :-DD
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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 07:49:25 pm »
Gifting it to someone is like gifting Tinnitus.
The battery will surely run out in 20 minutes like most drones.
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 08:21:04 pm »
I want to know how it will open a door.

Easy. You just have to replace your doors with IoT doors with WiFi or RFID/NFC built in.
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 08:29:03 pm »
Look, we put an alexa in a trashcan, and we stapled a drone on top of it. Give me 50.000 USD to develop a 1500 USD product. Methinks injunction molds alone are going to cost more than 50.000.

Gifting it to someone is like gifting Tinnitus.
The battery will surely run out in 20 minutes like most drones.
They say it is 8 minutes.
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 08:09:05 am »
Thanks to devices like this and beer, cricket and baseball bat sales will soon soar...   >:D

EDIT: the KS product has been CANCELLED   ???
« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 08:11:53 am by Electro Detective »
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 08:43:41 am »
No surprise there, the battery life alone made it a non-starter for the stated purpose. I'm sure the hardware could be useful in various niche situations but not domestic home security. Fixed IP cameras are a far better solution for home monitoring, you can easily monitor many locations at once inconspicuously, 24 hours a day.
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 09:36:36 am »
This is brilliant you just fail to see it. Rename to levitating selfie cam and $$$ |O Possibly make a bathroom only model? Splash proof?
 
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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 09:47:04 am »
This is brilliant you just fail to see it. Rename to levitating selfie cam and $$$ |O Possibly make a bathroom only model? Splash proof?

Add the Jetsons 'LeviTech' feature to the next gen smart@$$phones, and you have a winner  :-+ :clap: 

There may be less iDiots zapping themselves in the bath too, using their phone on mains charge...   :palm:
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2018, 07:23:50 pm »
Other problem, it would last about as long as until it came within jumping range of the cat.  :box:
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2018, 01:12:20 pm »
The resident four Catssassins here would have it down and prepped for the parts bin in under a minute   >:D


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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2018, 04:56:58 pm »
I have a tiny little Nano QX multirotor I fly indoors. Some of the cats are terrified of it and hide, others stalk it but then seem unsure whether they are the predator or the prey. A cat we used to have would get aggressive, hiss at it and swat it out of the air if it got too close.
 

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Re: Aire - World's First Self-Flying Drone for The Home
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2018, 09:21:50 pm »
LOL, my lot of sn!pers would seek the higher ground and wait...for the bogey's FINAL pass   ;D 
 


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