Researchers develop photo lighting drone

(WXYZ) - With drones, the possibilities really are endless.

Before you take your next selfie, imagine being able to send up a drone to give you the picture-perfect lighting. 

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University have developed a light-equipped drone .

These autonomous vehicles could automatically assume the right positions for photographic lighting.

Researchers say the drone would produce rim lighting , and then change position based on the subject and photographer thanks to a computer-based algorithm.

The next step is taking it out of the laboratory and into the real world, which researchers say does pose a challenge but is doable.

Especially with how quickly these technologies are advancing, it will be interesting to see the many different ways drones can be used.

Check out MIT's press release here. 

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