Designed by the students ofHongik University, the Traverse is an AI-driven drone concept designed to be a personal trainer for recreational runners.
Traverse, the drone personal trainer, has a four-prop configuration and features multiple fish-eye cameras that help him navigate spaces without requiring external controls. In summary: it is autonomous.
A flying personal trainer
This drone's main camera, mounted on a stabilizer, focuses on you as you run. It can track your speed, performance, technique and your overall progress.
During the run, Traverse takes photos and videos of the runners for his job as a personal trainer: to provide them with form correction. Yes, because the visual feedback on running also arises from monitoring their posture, compared with those of many others with deep learning tools.
A fussy follower
Traverse is accompanied by the Pod, a wearable that goes around the neck. The personal trainer drone uses the wearable device as a tracking tag, while the Pod itself displays (and streams in audio) feedback to improve form and performance.
A simple button-based interface on the Pod lets you toggle various functions without having to look at the smartphone screen. At the end of the workout, detailed stats are sent to the companion Traverse app on your smartphone, allowing you to view every aspect of your run, from the route to your biostats and even your posture.
A tough look
In line with its “sporty” set-up, the Traverse drone is aesthetically equipped with a design that is almost reminiscent of the muscular physique of an athlete. The shape of the drone is a combination of streamlined and curvy, something that looks nervous and energetic: the orange and white paint reinforce it and the finish gives it a beautiful contemporary touch.
Other interesting details on the flying personal trainer include the foldable legs with silicone tip that allow Traverse to land independently next to the user at the end of the session and the inevitable lights.
What are you doing, are you missing the little night thing? The trusty drone will take care of lighting the way.