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Recent trademark listings reveal that DJI has plans for a radio controlled rover called RoboMasters and a device, maybe a flight controller or add-on sensor unit called Demorpheus.
The RoboMasters RC rover looks the most exciting registration as this means DJI will have airbourne, hand held and then ground based camera solutions.
The description DJI has filed is:
Robots for personal, educational and hobby use and structural parts therefor; cameras; batteries; kits for making robots for personal or hobby use; data processing apparatus; measuring apparatus; electric devices with remote control signal; printed circuits; remote control devices; electro-dynamic apparatus for the remote control of signals; stands for photographic apparatus; audio- and video- receivers; downloadable software for robotics development and operation; downloadable software, namely, video games; gimbal heads; detectors; laser guide instruments; navigational instruments; optical lenses; speed checking apparatus for vehicles; tilting heads for cameras; tripods for cameras.
An early version of the RoboMasters rover can be seen in this DJI press release published earlier in the year, where no hint was given when the rover would be sold, but the registering of the trademark makes 2016 very likely:
DJI has also filed a registration for Demorpheus, your guess is as good as ours on its exact purpose, the categories it’s registered against are the same as past multicopters, suggesting it could be flight controller or add-on.
The filing reads:
Data processing apparatus; computer memory devices, namely, computer memory hardware; computer software for the operation and development of drones and robots; central processing units; computers; printed circuits; audio-receivers and video-receivers; sound recording apparatus; cameras; stands for photographic apparatus; cases for photographic apparatus; cases adapted for photographic equipment; electric batteries; memory cards for cameras; downloadable music files; downloadable image files containing images related to drones, robotics, photography, and videography; downloadable multimedia file containing video relating to drones, robotics, photography, and videography; computer peripheral devices; altimeters; antennas and aerials; automatic pilots; azimuth measuring instruments; flight controlling apparatus; automatic flight control and pilot systems comprising computer hardware and software for controlling the flight of aircraft, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS); flight simulators for aircraft; inertial measurement units; inertial navigational or guidance instruments; integrated circuits; navigational instruments; radar apparatus; remote control apparatus for aircraft, drones, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), and robots; sonar; sonar equipment and parts thereof; speedometers; sound recording apparatus; measuring apparatus, namely, to measure altitude, location, speed, acceleration, orientation, light, sound, heat, magnetics, vision, and motion; motion detection sensors; electronic sensors, namely, optical sensors, audio sensors, and proximity sensors
SOURCE: Quadcopters UK Shop Blog – Read entire story here.