Intel has installed Israel-developed technology into a new drone developed by the Shanghai-based aerospace company Yuneec International Co.
The drone, called Yuneec Typhoon H, incorporates Intel’s Real Sense technology, a camera developed at Intel’s lab in Haifa, that enables the craft to see like a human eye – to perceive a sense of depth and track human motion.
The technology enables the drone, sales of which are expected to start in coming weeks, to map out its surroundings, follow objects and avoid collisions, Intel said in a statement.
Intel invested more than $60 million in the Shanghai-based drone company last year as part of its push to expand into drone technology which is expected to be used increasingly by companies globally to deliver products to customers.
Radian Insights Inc. forecasts that the commercial drone market will reach $4.8 billion by 2021 and Grand View Research estimates the market to grow at a rate of about 17 percent a year to 2022.