The anticipated Intel-backed drone is one step closer to being in the hands of drone operators. Yuneec announced preorders for the Typhoon H drone are now open. Typhoon H comes equipped with Intel’s RealSense technology, enabling it to fly autonomously and intelligently, and to sense and avoid objects.
“Intelligent navigation and obstacle avoidance in complex environments powered by Intel RealSense Technology expands creative possibilities and enhances safety for our customers,” said Tian Yu, CEO of Yuneec International. “Now, users can confidently operate Typhoon H with RealSense Technology in a wide variety of environments that previously required highly technical piloting.”
Intel announced a US$60 million investment to collaborate with Yuneec back in August 2015. The first collaboration was for designing and powering the ST16 ground station, and the second collaboration was for creating a drone powered by RealSense.
“At Intel, we’re always looking to open up creative possibilities through technology,” said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager of unmanned aviation systems within Intel’s new technology group. “By equipping the Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel RealSense technology, drone pilots can worry less about obstacles that may impede those creative possibilities, and focus more on their flight path and camera work.”
In addition to RealSense Technology, Typhoon H features six rotors, a 360-degree gimbal, the ability to take 4K videos and 12 megapixel stills, image capturing modes, and new safety features.