Rather than relying on crappy humans who shake the camera with their stupid breathing and pulses, the cold, emotionless robot is able to move the camera smoothly and repeatedly to the director's exact liking. That means every single reshoot will be the same, to the millimeter. Now, this technology isn't exactly new -- the famous dinner scene from Back To The Future II in which Michael J. Fox plays three of the characters was one of the first movies to use a similar technology. The difference now is that instead of using them to shoot scenes that physically cannot be shot by a human, we're using them for things as mundane as TV commercials. Or Gravity.
But even KIRA needs an human master to operate. The next generation of cameras will be calling the shots with their own cold robot brains. In The Robot Skies was released late 2016, and is the first movie to be shot entirely with drones. So what's the big deal? Camera operators have been using drones to line up tricky shots since wearing T-shirts under blazers was fashionable. The big deal is that Robot Skies used an entirely new breed of drones. Old drones still had humans operating them, deciding what shots would look good and how the camera should move. Working with an artificial intelligence lab in Belgium, the Robot Skies filmmakers built drones with "cinematic algorithms" that would let the little buggers decide for themselves what angles and lighting would look good, and adjust their flight paths accordingly. With enough research, we could very well be seeing movies in the future from Steven Spielbot, Wes Andercyborg and QuIntel Tarantino.