Movidius Provides Visual Intelligence for DJI’s New Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016 No Comments

San Mateo, Calif.-based Movidius, a provider of low-power computer vision, says DJI’s brand-new Mavic Pro drone features Movidius’ visual processing unit (VPU).

The technology, which debuted earlier this year in DJI’s Phantom 4 aircraft, gives devices the ability to rapidly process visual information in three dimensions: allowing it to sense and avoid obstacles, intelligently track objects as they move, and recognize human gestures from the air.

Specifically, the Mavic Pro uses MA2155 – the newest variant of Movidius’ Myriad 2 VPU that features improvements in power efficiency, programmable performance and an encrypted boot feature for enhanced security.

“Once again, strong technology from Movidius has elevated the capabilities of a DJI aerial platform,” says Michael Perry, DJI’s director of strategic partnerships. “As with the Phantom 4, the Mavic Pro is more intelligent because of Myriad 2.”

Remi El-Ouazzane, CEO of Movidius, adds, “After the Phantom 4 debuted the first-ever consumer-grade vision system powered by Myriad 2, it set the standard for flight features to this day. We are delighted that DJI is rolling out Myriad 2-based visual intelligence across their lineup. It signals that these are no longer ‘nice to have’ but ‘must have’ features in these increasingly advanced flying machines.”

Earlier this month, Intel announced plans to acquire Movidius; the deal is expected to close this year.

Photo courtesy of DJI

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