Skydio R1

The self-flying camera has arrived

The R1 is a fully autonomous flying camera. With the introduction of R1, the company is taking a step toward the future of autonomous drones and enabling a new type of visual storytelling.

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Not sure I've got $2500 to spare for this one.
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Looks awesome! And brought Marc Andreessen out of his twitter freeze.
Would it work for an activity such as kitesurfing where there are kites flying connected to people via thin cords that could impact against the drone? Could the drone dodge the kites and the cords?
Can someone explain why so many drones have batteries that last only 15-20 minutes? I genuinely want to understand this from a technical perspective. Can't handle more weight? It makes it way more expensive?
Pricey a bit. But I love the idea though. I bet the first customers are the professional photographers. For these guys, it's quite an interesting new toy to play with. I wonder how long this "bird" can fly per charge?!