Samsung may produce a drone-like screen that can fly on its own

The future of flying drones seems like a sci-fi dream come true

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Highlights

    • New Samsung patent hints at a flying drone with a display
    • It might be governed by several electronic modules to gain autonomy

Did you ever expect to see a screen fly on its own? How about giving it a thought because it might soon be a reality. Samsung has recently been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, hinting a possibility of having such a device in the future. First reported by LetsGoDigital, the proposed drawing sheets go on to illustrate a drone-like device having a screen surrounded by 4 propellers.

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Image: The US Patent and Trademark Office

But the actual circuitry is expected to be much more complex, and that’s where things begin to get exciting. The circuit diagram suggests the main control unit be accompanied by various other modules like position information receiving unit, which is presumably a GPS module to keep track of its position. Additionally, it suggests the involvement of a flight control unit, posture information obtaining unit, vibration system, voice recognition system and more.

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Image: The US Patent and Trademark Office

It seems like the device could be autonomous in nature, courtesy of its flight control unit. This way, it might be able to fly on its own without any manual human intervention. Similarly, a posture information obtaining unit is expected to help it navigate itself depending on people’s body language, and to avoid obstacles. This unit is expected to be governed by a variety of sensors. We know little about its actual working at the time of writing this story, and probably it’s too early to even discuss it. At the same time, it’s too exciting to ignore.

Hence, here we are only discussing the broad possibilities, whereas the actual use case may be entirely different in reality. Meanwhile, The Verge suggests it could also be used to deliver targeted advertisements with the help of a hovering display. Whatever be the case, the future of flying screens seems like a (sci-fi) dream come true. Let’s hope they don’t come crashing down.