GoPro is officially establishing a foothold in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturing industry on Sept. 19, according to a new teaser video posted on the company’s Twitter page.
“Change is in the air. Karma takes flight 9.19.16,” GoPro tweeted yesterday.
The company’s new Karma drone has been in the works for some time: In November 2014, the Wall Street Journal first reported that GoPro was planning a line of drones. At a Re/Code conference in 2015, CEO Nick Woodman confirmed the news.
In December 2015, GoPro released the name of its future quadcopter, the Karma, in a video entitled “GoPro: Karma is Coming.” In another teaser video earlier this year, GoPro went to the ski slopes in Aspen, Colo., to offer a glimpse of what the UAS will be capable of.
As if to say, “Yes, we really are coming out with our own drone soon,” GoPro joined the Drone Manufacturers Alliance earlier this year, along with 3DR, DJI and Parrot.
More on the Karma can be found here.