This has to be one of the best autonomous drones I have seen in a while. Not only is it available for purchase today… it is incredibly well thought out. The senseFly eBee UAV can fly pre-programmed flight path or can be flown by remote control. The main purpose of the eBee is to create 2D/3D aerial maps. Perfect for managing crops, wildlife, development, etc…
The senseFly eBee is made of a foam body, has detachable wings, a 16-megapixel camera, is hand launch-able, and comes with software (eMotion 2) that allows you to set the flight route or take over control. Once the eBee has done its UAV flight it can return to home base and land all by itself.
The eBee and its gear fit in a hard case that is meets the International Air Transport Associate guidelines for carry on. See, they thought of everything. The only bummer is the price tag at around $12,000. Feel free to send donations my way .
Video and more details after the break.