The “drone that flies itself” actually won’t be flying at all.
Back in 2015, we reported on an inspired new piece of tech that would pave the way for “follow along” drone production in the years to come. The Lily was one of the first of its kind: an ultra portable drone that follows a tracking device that you wear on your wrist. All you had to do was throw the thing in the air, and voila! It would fly according to whichever flight path you chose.
The Lily featured a camera capable of 12-megapixel stills, 1080p footage at 60 frames per second, and 720p video at 120fps with a 94-degree field of view. For action enthusiasts, its additional waterproof capabilities were just the cherry on top.
The company has stated it will use its remaining assets to get your money back.RIP, Lily Drone: $34 Million in Pre-Orders Isn’t Enough to Save It