Movidius and DJI Bring Vision-Based Technology to DJI Phantom 4

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MarketWired: Movidius and DJI announce that Movidius Myriad 2 vision processor is used in DJI’s flagship Phantom 4 aircraft, giving it the ability to sense and avoid obstacles in real time and hover in a fixed position without the need for a GPS signal.

The agreement is said to mark an industry first in making advanced visual guidance systems a standard feature for consumer drones.

Movidius’ vision processor platform, Myriad 2, met the rigorous requirements we set for our flagship product, and we look forward to continued collaboration with Movidius as we push the boundaries in the drone market,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at DJI.

DJI has set the direction for the future of the drone market and we are excited to incorporate Movidius’ low power artificial vision intelligence technology into DJI drones moving forward,” said Sean Mitchell, COO of Movidius. “Moving the technology from a demonstration to a highly reliable production worthy stage was a tremendous effort for both DJI and Movidius. The DJI Phantom 4 launch represents a milestone for the future of visually aware devices. We believe we are entering the golden age of embedded computer vision and our technology has placed Movidius at the forefront of this trend.

Movidius publishes a Youtube video explaining Phantom 4 vision features:

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