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Intel working towards drones that won't even require human control

Intel helping push boundaries of drone technology

By Michael Hatamoto on May 16, 2015 at 01:20 pm CDT - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time

Drone technology is advancing rapidly, and it may not be too much longer when humans will no longer need to directly control them, according to Intel.

Intel working towards drones that won't even require human control | TweakTown.com

During the Intel Future Showcase in the UK, Intel and Ascending Technologies showed off a drone that uses six Intel RealSense Cameras - that power the drone so it can fly by itself. Using the onboard cameras, a drone can create a real-time 360-degree map of the world, supporting depth and distance analyzing functionality. The idea of a self-navigating drone might be frightening to some, but appears to be a small glimpse of the future.

"Ultimately it will make for a safer and more useful robot... it can avoid people for example, so we can be less likely the drone will run into someone and cause harm," said Scott Dwyer, product and marketing manager at Intel, in a statement published by BT.

Last updated: Aug 21, 2015 at 02:59 am CDT

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