2019 is the year when Blade Runner takes place. We do not have hyperrealistic replicas trying to kill hard-boiled detectives yet. But admit it: When you read the words "flying robotic guard dog", it feels like the future.
The drone company Sunflower Labs just showed such a gadget at the massive CES fair. The Bee is a drone that will distribute from your garden and examine someone who comes too close to your literal safe space. The system is dependent on "sunflowers", rods that enter your yard like the popular solar powered night lights, to detect movement around the house. When something is wrong, the lights are activated and Bee pops up.
The flower theme of the sunflower is very friendly for a safety product, but it cannot be denied that the waterproof "Hive" base Station for the drone looks like a dog house. For the most part, it sits inside, the charging contacts are automatically connected thanks to Bees rounded bottom. (It is held up and down in the picture at the top of the article.) When intruders are detected, the roof opens and the drone is deployed.
The application-controlled system can be expanded with more sunflowers for greater properties and includes detection by authorized persons, vehicles, and even pets. Estimated deployment time is 15 minutes, with an additional 30 for full charge. And anyone who actually wants to do harm cannot be discouraged by a little buzzing plastic, so integration with existing smarthome tech to provide live video feeds and security changes will be a big part of the end product.
The Bee does not & # 39; t have a stinger or any other form of abusive regulations – it is just for recording. Still, it is difficult not to see the dystopian elements in the concept, if not the application. Perhaps it is just as good that Sunflower Labs does not have a price (probably very high) or a shipping date (probably not at any time soon) for the system. We could use another year or two to get our android hunting gear ready.