With Intel RealSense activated, the Typhoon not only reacts but it actually remembers its environment.

Andy Mann’s passion for daredevil climbing and multimedia storytelling is reaching new heights since he began using the Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel RealSense technology, a drone that can see.

Mann’s photography has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, NG Adventure, Outside and the New York Times. From his home near Boulder, Colorado, Mann travels the world as executive director at 3 Strings Productions, producing videos and documentaries about human pursuits of extreme
outdoor adventures.

“It is super easy to use,” he said of the Typhoon H Pro.

“It only requires the flip of a switch (to activate Intel RealSense vision technology). You see the robot thinking as it scans its environment, and then it figures out the best path around an object.

If it avoids an obstacle once, it will remember the location of the obstacle and automatically know to avoid it in the future. It is especially valuable for me, as I often find myself filming in narrow rock canyons.”

“If you want to be a good storyteller, first be good on the ground,” he explained. “It all starts with an interesting script. Then move into making pictures. The drone should be one arrow in a large quiver (of filmmaking skills and tools).”

It’s good to see Intel and Yuneec getting out there with some dramatic real
world applications.
Impossible to know how much of it was made possible – or at least easier by RealSense. But this is no place to bounce a drone off a wall so every little bit helps. You might recover the drone but you would certainly lose the day.

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