A year ago, Intel and Ascending Technologies teamed up to develop collision-avoidance technology and algorithms for UAVs. The companies incorporated Intel’s RealSense cameras with Ascending Technologies’ AscTec Trinity auto pilot system. Intel also became Ascending Technologies’ first external investor and a
minority shareholder.

The blog says that with the acquisition, Intel will gain “expertise and technology to accelerate the deployment of Intel RealSense technology into the fast-growing drone market segment.” The collaboration will continue to “develop UAV technology that can help drones fly with more awareness of their environments.” Ascending Technologies has released a drone light painting video in order to “express its sheer excitement”.

Hot on the heels of Qualcomm. According to the article Intel has also been quietly investing in PrecisionHawk, Yuneec and Airware. BTW the video is none too exciting but the finished result is definitely impressive.

From unmanned-aerial.com

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