Cleo Robotics’ Dronut X1 drone is designed for law-enforcement, industrial inspection, construction and defense applications. The key to the drone is Cleo’s patented thrust vectoring technology. The drone uses counter-rotating propellers that are on top of each other surrounded by an enclosure.
The Dronut X1’s shell is made out of carbon fiber, and the drone weighs 15 oz and measures 5.5 inches in diameter. It has a flight time of just 12 minutes, however, and it takes 40 minutes to recharge the battery. The company started out in Calgary and spent a short amount of time in Silicon Valley before settling down in Boston.