Samsung’s latest patent is for a drone with an integrated display that’s able to detect the face and pupils of a person as well as their hand gestures and position. The patent shows a unit that features a display at the center with four propellers on each corner. It was first spotted by LetsGoDigital.
The patent describes a drone that can include a camera and observation system to transmit information to the main control unit. The system can track the users’ eyes, head, hands, or fingers in real time.
The drone’s flight speed and direction can be controlled by moving your head, eyes, or hands, and the unit can also automatically track users without any additional gestures.
The unit may also include a gyroscope sensor, a motion sensor, a vibration system, and / or an accelerometer, voice recognition capabilities, as well as GPS and a Wi-Fi-based positioning system are other functions the patent outlines that the drone could have.
The application was filed on January 3rd, 2016 and granted on February 13th, 2018.
Samsung isn’t the only company working on drones: Amazon has also patented a bunch of drone concepts, including those that can self-destruct in an emergency.