Last week, Samsung was awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for what it’s calling a “flying display device.” The patent was filed for in 2016 and describes a drone-like device with a screen that could be capable of streaming video, according to The Verge, it could also presumably be used as a hovering advertisement display. The flying screen would be supported by up to four propellers, additionally it could have features like voice recognition, an obstacle detection unit with a camera or a sensor as well as gyro, a vibration system, motion and accelerometer sensors. Also, the display could either be a tablet, laptop or mobile device.
From the design it can be seen that the drone could be able to track a users’ eyes, head or hands and would be controlled by the movement of those parts. That might be fun when it’s your tablet following you at home so you can watch a movie while you do your chores. As with many other patents, this is just theoretical for now, and there’s no guarantee it will ever come to fruition, let’s hope it sees the light of being produced.
Samsung, founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Samsung diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s.