Gallery: 10 self-flying auto-follow drones to take on your weekend adventures


The Hexo+ is a completely automated flying machine that sports a number of features. Users control it with a smartphone app and can tell it to follow in a certain position, change the distance, and even fly in 360 degrees around the action.

While it is designed to be completely automated you can fly the $999 drone with an RC remote. That does void the warranty, though, so if you're looking for something a bit more pilot-friendly you may want to go with another option.

Image: Squadrone System

By Brandon Vigliarolo

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