Helicopter parenting? Dad’s homemade drone follows kid to bus stop

Paul Wallich, like any loving dad, dutifully walks his grade-schooler son to the bus stop each morning. He does find the quarter-mile hike to be a drag, occasionally. His solution? He built a camera-equipped drone that helps him fulfill his parental obligation.

It’s those Vermont winters that provided motivation for the project. “If I am walking my kid to the bus stop in December and January, I would really rather not be doing that,” Wallich told NBC News.