Movidius Brings Vision-Aided Flight System to DJI Phantom 4 UAS

Movidius, a provider of low-power computer-vision technology for connected devices, says it has brought its vision-aided flight system to DJI’s recently released Phantom 4 unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

According to Movidius, its Myriad 2 visual processing unit – coupled with DJI’s software algorithms in spatial computing and 3D depth sensing – gives the aircraft the ability to sense and avoid obstacles in real time and hover in a fixed position without a GPS signal.

Other visual intelligence features include improved vision-based tracking modes and advanced mapping capabilities.

“DJI continuously works to make complex technology accessible for anyone with a creative vision. As a result, we constantly seek ways to expand our technological capabilities to push the industry beyond what is thought possible,” comments Paul Pan, senior product manager at DJI. “Movidius’ vision-processor platform, Myriad 2, met the rigorous requirements we set for our flagship product, and we look forward to continued collaboration with Movidius as we push the boundaries in the drone market.”

Sean Mitchell, chief operating officer of Movidius, adds, “DJI has set the direction for the future of the drone market, and we are excited to incorporate Movidius’ low-power artificial vision intelligence technology into DJI drones moving forward.”


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