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AirDog launches mass-production

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«While up until now we were happy with our accomplishments in attracting funding and prizes won at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, USA, now we can say for certain – our biggest accomplishment, our product, is now ready for mass-production,» – says Airdog founder and CEO Edgars Rozentals.

The first AirDog drones have been delivered to the first clients. The two-year road – from a mere idea all the way to AirDog in its final state – the company has covered is a true accomplishment. «We have created a completely new niche. There is nothing like this in the world,» – says Rozentals. Compared to other drones, which require manual control, AirDog is designed to follow the athlete autonomously. «Because there are no other products on the market that provide automatic movement, our clients have no idea and expectations as to how this system should work. We hope we’ve managed to guess our clients’ needs,» – said the businessman.

Feedback from the first clients who have received their AirDog drones has been positive. «Most of the feedback consists of praise of intuitive user-friendliness and well thought-through functionality,» – said Rozenbergs. «The biggest surprise for our clients was the feeling when they are being followed by a robot controlled by an artificial intelligence. One of the unique characteristics of AirDog is that the robot knows what he should do. Users have a limited set of manual functions.»

Total investments in production are currently estimated at approximately EUR 3.5 million. Investments have been attracted thanks to the Kickstarter campaign and work with venture capital.

«Our primary target market is USA. Nevertheless, we do have a significant number of clients in Europe as well,» – said Rozenbergs. «We will also definitely work in Australia’s and New Zealand’s direction.»

More than 400 traders from 60 different countries have already expressed interest for AirDog. The first shipment of AirDog drones is on its way to clients. The company plans to supply 1,100 more product by the end of the year, including ones promised to people who backed the Kickstarter campaign and those who pre-ordered after the end of the campaign.

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