Yuneec International, one of the world leaders in electric aviation, has unveiled its all-new Mantis Q.
The new voice control feature allows users to take a photo or begin recording video all without having to manually take their hands off of the controls.
Mantis Q responds to commands, such as “wake up” for powering on, “take a picture”, “record a video” and “take a selfie.”
The Mantis Q also features facial detection and gesture control. Users smile at the drone to activate face detection and as soon as the Mantis Q “sees” the user’s face, it will take a photo from up to 13 feet away. In Gesture Control mode, Mantis Q will detect a hand waving and it will take a photo.
“The Mantis Q was developed to offer cutting edge, advanced drone features such as voice control and facial detection in an easy-to-use, ultra portable package,” said Michael Jiang, CEO of Yuneec International.
“Consumers will find that the Mantis Q seamlessly integrates into everyday experiences, and they will appreciate the incredible energy efficient package that allows up to 33 minutes of flight time to help capture every moment.”
Using an integrated camera, the Mantis Q records 4k high resolution photos and videos. Pictures with a resolution of 4800×2700 (16:9) or 4160×3120 (4:3) pixels are automatically stabilised.
The camera can be tilted upwards by up to 20 degrees or downwards by 90 degrees during flight. For cinematic camera flights, the Mantis Q also comes with automatic flight modes such as Journey, Point of Interest and Orbit Me.
Thanks to its energy-efficient design, the drone can stay aloft for up to 33 minutes. When folded together, the Mantis Q measures just 6.6 x 3.8 x 2.2 inches and weighs just 1 pound.
The Mantis Q can fly up to a maximum speed of 44 miles per hour with live image viewable with a latency of less than (200ms) on a smartphone which is connected to the remote control.
The Mantis Q is available now for pre-order at Yuneec.com.