Advanced technology leads humans to the creation of a variety of the latest gadgets. Most recently, KATSU, an arts and technology company in New York, has developed the very first smart painting drone available for sale called the “KATSURU BETA.”
The drone is designed in collaboration with Tsuru Robotics, a company engaged in robotics and drone development. Both work together to create a robot that can help humans, especially in the activity of painting walls with heights that cannot be reached by humans. It is controlled manually and uses highly-advanced sensors and software to semi-autonomous spray painting.
KATSURU BETA is also a representation of KATSU, a New York based-artist who developed a prototype mountable remote sprayer. So, besides helping KASTU’s work on graffiti projects, this drone will help other people who want to make graffiti with the help of robots.
With semi-autonomous control, each user can control the drone manually, but the robot has software and sensors that will detect the surrounding space, thus minimizing the occurrence of errors when painting.
The smart painting drone can track walls hundreds of feet high with a battery capacity reaching 10 minutes of flying. This drone itself uses canned spray paint as a base material to paint it. KATSURU BETA can be pre-ordered until January 1, 2020, for $2,500.
“It will be upgradable in late 2020 to full autonomous painting with a vision kit,” KATSU explains to Hyperbeast.