LAS VEGAS — In many ways, CES 2016 proved to be a tale of two types of drones. In one part of the show floor, drone makers were introducing new designs like Parrot’s fixed-wing Disco drone and theTyphoon H hexacopter from Yuneec (or, if you want to go even larger and less practical, eHang’s autonomous passenger drone). Meanwhile in other parts of the massive Las Vegas convention center, some drone makers hoped to point out that great things don’t necessarily require big packages.
Mini drones — devices so small they can land in the palm of your hand — were a frequent site at last week’s CES, whether on display in exhibitor booths or buzzing above the show floor. It’s another sign that even as drones get more sophisticated, adding features like 4K cameras and assisted autopilot, there’s still demand for drones that pack a lot of features into a tiny aircraft.
By Tom’s Guide