Drone manufacturer DJI has announced the launch of the Manifold, a high-performance embedded Linux computer, with the bold statement that it will enable developers to transform aerial platforms into intelligent flying robots that can perform complex computing tasks and advanced image processing literally on the fly.
Drones fly free — and that’s the problem. How do you keep one under control while at the same time making sure it goes where you want it to without hitting something? The Fotokite Phi solution is to have it on a “leash” — or tether — so that it can never wander off.
DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ incorporates much of a couple hot topics these days, and that's a quadcopter, floating camera stabilization and action camera videography. The plus version of this quadcopter is really a step up from the Phantom 2 Vision with the introduction of a 3-axis gimbal.