Founded in Palo Alto California in 2014, Reflex Robotics is a leading developer of affordable robotic tracking systems for video, photography and professional use. At the heart of Reflex Robotics products is the “Reflex AI”, a patented intelligent system that enables camera systems to instantly lock on and track non-rigid dynamic subjects in dynamic environments. Reflex Robotics, developer of the Raven robotic camera platform, is revolutionizing the way people capture video.
Available for pre order on January 18th via Kickstarter, The Reflex Raven is the world’s first wearable AI-powered robotic cameraman. Powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1, Raven allows GoPro users to intelligently lock on and capture footage without having to touch their camera. Featuring a lightweight and responsive 3-axis motorized stabilization system, Raven is perfect for use in extreme environments where traditional camera control is not available. Whether you are an action sports junkie, or a parent looking to free up your hands, Raven opens the door to a new generation of video possibilities. Be free, and enjoy the moment, with Raven.
As a pioneer in the robotic industry, our goal is to empower the next generation of mobile video creators.
The technology behind cameras today are improving exponentially. Nowadays you can find cameras almost everywhere and take them anywhere! But unfortunately this makes it very easy to produce unwatchable and uninteresting videos. As humans, we want to capture every moment of our lives but often lack the ability to capture a moment in the best ways possible while also experiencing that moment to the fullest. And when it comes to action sports it becomes impossible to do both without sacrificing the quality of video or the quality of your experience. A high quality cinematic video is pointless if the experience lacks quality.
Action sports, extreme environments, and even drones require a new generation of AI based filmmakers.
For our first product, we decided to start off by focusing on action sports and the dominant camera of choice, the GoPro Hero action sports camera. As action-sports enthusiasts ourselves, we often found it challenging, if not impossible to film each other and ourselves while doing our favorite sports: mountain biking, snowboarding, and windsurfing.
Our product Raven, changes everything. And like the names suggests, it will be a revolution.
The Vestibulo Ocular Reflex is inherent in most animals in nature, including humans. This is the reflex based on our vision, usually for stabilizing ourselves during movement or tracking subjects with our eyes. In birds, especially falcons, this feature is truly astonishing. It enables them to fly high through turbulent winds while keeping their heads totally stable as they pinpoint and track tiny animals to prey on.
Now think back to a time when you tried to look through a pair of binoculars without the aid of a tripod. Even stationary subjects were hard to track right? Now imagine trying to track a tiny little mouse through those binoculars while flying at a top speed of 240 mph through turbulent winds.
The peregrine falcon and its inherent abilities are the inspiration for our company's logo and name.