Last week, we got to play with what’s possibly the future of drones and selfies. It was only a matter of time until someone developed an autonomous drone that followed you around and shot photos and video of it. It’s called the Lily; and when we met with CEO Antoine Balaresque in Central Park, we didn’t exactly know what to expect. The photo above shows a prototype of what the Lily looks like. The Lily is a drone that follows you around while hovering and documenting your life as it happens. To do this, it connects to a little device that you can put in your pocket or in a watersealed watch type thing.
Antoine tells us that the Lily features the same camera as the GoPRO Hero 3; so you know that it’s quality stuff. It shoots 1080p at 60p or 120p at 720p. Alternatively, it can also shoot photos.
To get it going, you simply throw it up in the air and it will take off. To land, you can have it come to your hand or as soon as it hits a surface it will detect that and stop the propellers. Lily is also waterproof up to three feet; so if it drops into the water you shouldn’t be too worried. Lily can record audio but the device that you have on you can also record the audio.
A demo video of the Lily is after the jump. It will initially be available for $499, but will skyrocket up to $999 later on. So consider this a promo deal to get interest.