According to tech site QUARTZ, nearly every videoconferencing system on the market seems to have problems with installation, low reliability, or trouble to use. But the device described in a new Google patent may solve problems with sluggish video and inappropriate camera angles, making users feel like their partners are in the same office.
A patent obtained by Google on Tuesday describes a small drone. Installed displays project “virtual versions” of partners as the drone hovers over the office. The patent application documents show that the drone can access the internet through a mobile phone, or remotely through other devices.
The drone described in Google’s patent appears to be a standard quadcopter, which allows it to hover in the air as needed, or “follow” the operator’s commands at all times.
Another version of the drone appears to use a projection camera mounted on the right side of the drone’s fuselage to Display the image below.
Google or its parent company will not necessarily develop the product described in the patent. But articles about the company’s interest in drone delivery have been rife, and it’s no exaggeration to think its X research lab is developing the drone described in the patent.
There are already drones on the market that can avoid people, hover – such as the DJI Phantom 4, and even video conferencingroboton sale. But a bigger problem: drones are loud, have short battery life (shorter than a meeting), and the rotors are prone to injuring people.
Google said in its patent application materials that its system is more maneuverable than a notebook, “Deploying a mobile teleconferencing system on a relatively compact and efficient airborne platform such as a drone can greatly improve the system’s speed, maneuverability and performance. performance in terms of consumption.”