Tech Crunch Reports on Intel's New Multirotor

Tech Crunch reported on Intel’s new drone offering, which is designed to attract developers and runs on Intel’s Aero Compute board with a Linux O.S. At the Intel Developoer Forum, Intel introduced a ready-to-fly quadcopter that is intended to attract developers rather than hobbyist consumers or commercial operators, at this time. The drone is assembled and uses Intel's aero Compute Board with a Linux operating system, RealSense for vision and comes with a preloaded AirMap software development kit. AirMap helps drone pilots find appropriate locations where it is legal and safe to fly. The report continues:

“Intel is also an equity investor in drone tech startups, including: Yuneec, which makes drones that automatically avoid obstacles even in tight spaces; Airware, developers of an operating system for commercial drones; and PrecisionHawk, makers of a fixed-wing drone and software for agricultural and other commercial drones.Intel also acquired Ascending Technologies, a German autopilot tech company, in January of this year.

The inclusion of AirMap’s software development kit in Intel’s Aero Ready-to-Fly quadcopters is a boon for the startup, which only launched this week at a closed conference for developers in Santa Monica, California.”