Chinese Startup Envisions Rise of the Machines With AI Drones

The rise of intelligent machines could become literal this year, when a Chinese startup begins selling a camera drone that can track and film people and objects on sight. Zero Zero Robotics, a Beijing-based startup valued at $150 million in a November funding round, plans to introduce its Hover Camera later this year. The autonomous flying gadget picks out individuals and shadows them on command, capturing every movement with 4K videos and photos via a 13-megapixel camera. Chief Executive Officer Meng Qiu Wang showed off a device that weighed half a pound, fit in the palm of a hand and will cost under $600. The drone, which during the demonstration hovered in lock-step with the user, can fly for eight minutes on a single charge of a removable battery, he…


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