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Monday, August 29, 2016

Intel Unveils a Drone

 Unexpected for a company like Intel, but they are certainly a provider of relevant tech.   Can expect some interesting and practical technology development.

Intel unveils a ready-to-fly drone, the Aero, to win over developers
Posted Aug 16, 2016 by Lora Kolodny 

At the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday, Intel unveiled a new, hardware product — a ready-to-fly drone; specifically, a quadcopter, aimed at software developers rather than casual hobbyists or commercial drone operators.

Intel’s drone is a fully assembled unit that runs on Intel’s Aero Compute Board with a Linux operating system, RealSense for vision and comes with Santa Monica startup AirMap’s software development kit pre-loaded. AirMap, generally, helps drone users fly only where it’s safe and legal to do so.

Other chip makers, like NVIDIA, Ambarella and Qualcomm, have been vying to gain market share in the burgeoning, if not yet clearly regulated, domestic and international drones market. .... " 

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