Coming Soon: Wearable Selfie Drones

How’d you like to have your very own wearable selfie-drone-turned-bracelet to serve as your personal photography assistant? It sounds pretty insane, but a Stanford physics researcher is trying to make it a reality. The Nixie wraps around your wrist, presumably like those kick-ass snap bracelets of our high school days, until you’re ready to take a picture. Then it flies out in front of you to get that perfect self-portrait, minus the selfie-like aesthetics of holding up a camera yourself. The drone is clever enough to set up a centered shot and fly right back to you after the photo is taken. Researcher Chrisoph Kohstall put the drone together with the help of collaborators Jelena Jovanovicand Michael Niedermayr. The project is still a long way from production, but it’s a finalist in Intel’s Make It Wearable contest, which means its design team will receive a lot of backing to make it happen. This idea is pretty brilliant, and it’s not like I definitely wouldn’t buy one, but it’s a little much for me to wrap my head around. Would you toss your camera timers and tripods for a selfie drone? [Tech Crunch] [Image via Intel]