Drone promises to walk dogs along GPS route
There’s a drone for everything, including one to walk your dog thanks to a British company.
Drones Direct, based in West Yorkshire, England, is telling customers: “Give the dog a drone.” The company’s DJI’s Phantom 4 Proflight Walkies Dog Drone has a built-in retractable leash, hands-free piloting and runs at an “auto altitude” (we’re guessing that means high enough to avoid a dog attack).
It promises to walk your dog for up to 30 minutes along a GPS route of your choosing, while avoiding obstacles with “built-in collision avoidance technology,” according to its product description. Plus, the drone’s camera will help you keep an eye on your pup using a smartphone.
“They’ll be days when you just can’t find time to walk little rover and have to unfortunately miss a day,” the site says. “Fortunately for you, we’re here to help!”
The drone isn’t cheap. It will set customers back more than $2,300. Even if the drone is able to control the dog, law enforcement might not be too supportive of an unattended dog.