Taro, the Automated “Camera-Mate” with Auto-Tracking & Stabilizing Infrared Technology, Raises more than $100,000 on Kickstarter

We’re grateful for the response we’ve received from all our backers, and encourage other videographers and filmmakers to check out our ‘automated camera mate’ while it can still be purchased at a discount during our last two weeks of crowdfunding.

Taro, the hands-free tracking stabilizer for smartphones and DSLR cameras that combines infrared technology and artificial Intelligence (AI) to follow the action and keep it in-frame, has raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter.

“We’re grateful for the response and support we’ve received from all our backers on Kickstarter, and encourage other videographers and filmmakers to check out our ‘automated camera mate’ while it can still be purchased at a discount during our last two weeks of crowdfunding,” said Taro founder, Hao Qian.

In developing Taro, Qian’s team essentially designed a robot that operates a camera just like a real cameraman can. With its blazingly-fast infrared tracking algorithm that performs 30 calculations per second, Taro can track objects moving as fast as 50 miles per hour.

The secret to Taro’s tracking system lies in the combination of a flickering sequential infrared tag and tracking module that contains an infrared camera – both working in tandem to rapidly identify which part of the frame is integral to a dynamic action sequence.

“Taro can instantaneously establish the intended object’s approximate location,” he said. “Taro also has a powerful learning algorithm that immediately eliminates sub-optimal positioning, precisely pinpointing the object’s exact location – which results in the perfect balance between efficiency and accuracy.”

The Taro Team got the inspiration for the device from a skateboarder when he was explaining the…

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