Snap, the recently re-branded maker of Snapchat and Spectacles, has announced an ambitious plan which leaves applications and software behind. According to The Verge, after purchasing LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics in late 2016, Snap looks to be in the midst of developing its own drone.
This isn’t surprising news. Snap looked into acquiring drone maker Lily Robotics before that crowdfunded project recently ended in failure. Back in September, Snap announced its move into hardware with its wearable Spectacles.
In its acquisition of Ctrl Me Robotics, Snap gained some of the company’s equipment and assets, including its founder, Simon Nielsen. Nielsen’s vision behind Ctrl Me Robotics was to create and develop custom drones, focusing mainly on drones that carried cameras for film studios. Lily Robotics also specialized in camera drones.
So what would a Snap drone do? It’s clear it will have to do with camera technology, likely social media based like Snapchat and Spectacles. Can we look forward to drones when we consider the future of internet communication?