Intel has launched its Intel Aero Platform for drones, alongside a Yuneec Typhoon H drone with Intel RealSense Technology

new drone technology at the Intel Developer Forum, featuring its Intel Aero Platform for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Intel is focussed on creating new technologies in the UAV segment, and said pre-orders are open for the Intel Aero Platform for UAVs.

Designed from the ground up to support drones, the UAV developer kit is powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor.

It combines compute, storage, communications, and flexible I/O in a form factor the size of a standard playing card.

When matched with the optional Vision Accessory Kit, developers will have opportunities to launch sophisticated drone applications.

Intel’s Aero Ready-To-Fly drone is a quadcopter with the compute board, and integrated depth and vision capabilities incorporating Intel RealSense Technology.

The Aero drone supports several plug-and-play options, including a flight controller with Dronecode PX4 software, Intel RealSense for vision, and AirMap SDK for airspace services.


Yuneec Typhoon H

Intel also showcased the Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology, which uses intelligent obstacle navigation to avoid objects and plot an alternative course.