The Aeryon Scout gets VideoZoom10x upgrade (w/ video)

May 09, 2011 by Katie Gatto weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Aeryon Scout is not a new piece of technology. This flying robot, which was created by a Canadian company called Aeryon Labs, is able to quietly hover in place and point a camera down onto the people and objects below. If you have, or are interested in getting your hands on, one of these quadrocopters then you are in for a substantial upgrade, known as the VideoZoom10x payload.

The VideoZoom10x payload is ready to turn your bot into a full-fledged spy copter. The payload, which weights in at just 200 grams, adds a stabilized ten times optical video capability, which means that you will be able to see a lot more detail in what is going on, at least within the payloads useful range, which comes out to be around 300 meters.

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This is not the first adaptation of the Aeryon Scout. Previous versions have carried a Kinect sensor, a mini quadrotor DIY project, or a quadrotor that is able to juggle. The company even claims that the machine has helped to take down a drug lord in Central America by providing important of a narcotic-traffickers compound deep in the jungles of an unnamed country.

The Scout has a maximum range of 3 kilometers with a top speed of 50 kilometers per hour. It is able to deal with wind up to 80 km/h. The base unit weighs a little bit more than a kilogram. It can be carried in case, and also has a option for nighttime use.

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More information: www.aeryon.com/products/avs.html
via IEEE

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