Here’s something that even science fiction novels failed to imagine.
Ever wanted to have some shade from the glaring light of the sun, or from a light drizzle rain? You need to use your trusty old fashioned umbrella, but you really do not want to hold it. It’s just too much effort, am I right? Well fear not, hands-free shade from the elements may soon come to stores near you. Introducing… the Umbrella Drone!
Yes, you read that right. And yes, you imagined it right. It’s really a drone that can deploy an umbrella while following you around. Say goodbye to sunny days with no shade in sight.
Umbrella Drone Idea:
The umbrella drone, named Free Parasol, came from the minds of the Japanese group Asahi Power Service. At its most basic idea, you are looking at a drone with an umbrella on it. But there is more to it than that. Or at least, I hope there is. As of now, it’s still at its infancy. The company projects a date of release somewhere in 2019. Right now they are working on the drone’s other functions, as the umbrella part seem to be pretty solid. The drone itself is waterproof, to match with its main task. The AI system of the Free Parasol works like a camera drone’s. It follows you around while adjusting in the air to get you your precious shade. Another thing to consider with this drone is its advertised flight time. According to the company, this drone can fly up to an hour following you around. Now you may think, what could you possibly do for an hour that you would require constant umbrella shade? All the while you still having your hands free to do whatever work needs to be done? Well, the answer is a bit simple. The drone is currently marketed (but not limited to) golf enthusiasts.
If you are interested in the umbrella drone, you should know that it is projected to cost around 30,000 Yen, or about 275 USD. Now is that the price you are willing to pay to never have to worry about carrying umbrellas ever again? If it is, well then you are in luck. This drone is definitely for you!