Imagine a drone flying around your office taking autonomous decisions as it moves. This is the vision of the makers behind Fleye, who have built what they are billing as the world's safest drone.
Made by two Belgian founders, the drone is the size of a soccer ball and has its propellers on the inside, encased by a shell. Most drones on the market have propellers exposed.
"If we are going to have autonomous flying robots around us, we need to make them safe," Laurent Eschenauer, CEO of Fleye, told CNBC at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in London on Tuesday.
So far, the company has raised over half of its 175,000 euro ($190,000) funding goal on Kickstarter with 38 days left to go. The starting price for one of the drones is 599 euros.
The co-founders are now opening up the Linux operating system the drone runs on in so that developers can make apps for it and hopes to launch the device in April 2016.
Fleye can be controlled via an Android or iOS smartphone and comes with some pre-programmed functions such as when user clicks the selfie control, the drone will autonomously move to position itself to take a picture of the user.