Wearable Drone Nixie Flies Up From Your Wrist

Watches are out; drones are in.

Sure, Apple’s new smart watch brings smartphone features to users’ wrists, but can it fly free and take video in the air? The Nixie, which has none of the features of a watch other than wrist-wearability, is a drone for people who like robots as fashion statements, as well as aerial photography.

Nixie is a quadcopter with flexible arms, letting it cling to a pilot’s wrist like a scared mechanical flying squirrel. Created by Christoph Kohstall and a team of designers and engineers, Project Nixie is a finalist in Intel’s “Make It Wearable” competition. Here’s how Kohstall wants Nixie to work:

Watch a video about Nixie below:

Kelsey D. Atherton
Kelsey D. Atherton

is a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.