Anything you do with a drone, you have to do it away from people, to avoid accidents. But this way, you miss out on so many close-up experiences.
Safety was the first thing Laurent Eschenauer thought of, when he created Fleye: a flying robot that’s safe to fly anywhere and actively adapts to its environment.
You can give it simple tasks to perform, directly from your smartphone, or you can take total control of it, with your piloting and programming skills.
But most important, you don’t have to worry about bumping into it, as you would with a drone.
Actually, you can @gofleye it anywhere you want, touch it, hold it and even push it without any risk of injury.
Laurent shared with us all the things that make Fleye be the only one of its kind.
Essential Learning Lesson From These Makers:
01:04 What inspired Laurent to create more than a drone: a flying robot
04:00 The solution that Fleye brings, in terms of safety
12:34 Walking the beaten path: challenges of coming up with a new kind of product
16:29 Key actions to take before launching
17:25 How they built up a supportive social media crowd
19:20 Different ways Fleye got media coverage
22:12 Going to real life events: how it boosted Fleye’s reception
24:45 Additional help: the value that a startup accelerator can bring to the project
26:07 Ways to keep the team engaged, when creating something revolutionary, with limited funds
28:28 The secret behind Fleye’s stability
Days to go: 25