This flying phallus will follow you around and take your picture

The Roam-e isn’t the only drone we’ve seen that can autonomously fly away from you and take your picture, but it is the first that’s been shaped….like this. “Tube-like” is one delicate way to put it, “flying carrot” is another, but let’s go ahead and call a spade a spade — and a fuselage a phallus.

Anyway, its curious (and doubtless ergonomic) shape aside, the Roam-e looks like a clever, expensive toy. The drone’s creators say it uses facial recognition technology to track users, and is capable of staying aloft for 20 minutes at a time, taking selfies, shooting “perfectly uninterrupted panoramic shots” from its 1080p camera, or live streaming footage. Its rotor blades are collapsible making it easy to pack away, and its makers claim…

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