One company to keep an eye on is CandyCam an outfit made up of inventors, designers, and artists out of Kansas City USA.
CandyCam currently have the SkyHook an aerial robotic camera platform, and it Looks like more rigs and gear will follow from them.
CandyCam SkyHook Quick Specifications:
target price: under $20k
operation area: 60’x60’x40′
cables: 8-cables, 4 mount points
setup: 5-15 minutes with existing rigging
camera support: GoPro to small REDs
weight: max 30 lbs with camera
control: remote wireless controller
battery life: approx. 60 minutes
Fly on over to CandyCam to see more of what’s going on with them.