2016 CES - It's time for drones

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Added On January 12, 2016

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 wrapped up in this western U.S. city on Saturday, with drones being one of the biggest hits.
 
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More than 3,800 exhibitors unveiled their latest technologies at the high-profile show, and more than 170,000 industry professionals, including more than 50,000 from outside the United States, were drawn to the event.
 
The four-day expo was a vivid reflection of the trends in such sectors as robotics, virtual reality, unmanned systems, automatic technology and wearables.
 
Among the most eye-catching exhibitors were 27 drone manufacturers. As industry leaders, Chinese drone manufacturers were a big part of this year's show.
 
The world's largest drone manufacturer, DJI announced two "prosumer"-targeted line products. 
 
SOUNDBITE: ADAM NAJBERG, DJI Global director of communications
"What we are talking about is every generation of drone is getting smarter and smarter. They are able to sense obstacle and eventually we hope that we get to a situation where drones can quote-on-quote, see, where they can avoid things and computer vision is what I am talking about."
 
Zero-Tech debuted the most compact 4K drone that carries mechanical stabilization gimbal. 
 
Chinese drone maker Ehang unveiled the world's first drone capable of carrying one passenger, which might help achieve the long-standing dream of automated short-to-medium-distance everyday flights."
 
According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which owns and produces CES, the exhibition space of CES 2016 totaled 229,471 square meters, the largest in the show's 49-year-old history.