Movidius and DJI Bring Vision-Based Autonomy to DJI Phantom 4

Movidius and DJI Bring Vision-Based Autonomy to DJI Phantom 4

Movidius, the leader in low-power computer vision, and DJI are bringing new levels of autonomy to DJI aircraft through a sophisticated vision-aided flight system. The technology debuted in DJI’s flagship Phantom 4 aircraft, giving it the ability to sense and avoid obstacles in real time and hover in a fixed position without the need for a GPS signal. The agreement marks an industry first in making advanced visual guidance systems […]

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FAA Considering Drone Flights Over Crowds

FAA Considering Drone Flights Over Crowds

Business interests are clashing with privacy concerns and safety risks as the FAA reconsiders limits on commercial drone flights. A U.S. government-backed committee has reportedly recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration loosen restrictions on the use of commercial drones, a crucial first step to wider business applications for unmanned aerial vehicles. The FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee of industry leaders and agency officials late Friday recommended easing restrictions that prohibit businesses […]

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New Drone Advocacy Group

New Drone Advocacy Group

DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro are launching their own drone advocacy group to lobby for “policies that promote innovation and safety, and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework.” The Small UAV Coalition, which launched with participation from DJI, 3DR, Amazon Prime Air and others interested in the drone ecosystem, has been one of the main lobbying groups for drone manufacturers since it launched in 2014. Now, however, the logos […]

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