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Intel Launches The Aero, New Ready-To-Fly Drone

Aero Capturing Every Developer’s Heart!

Intel Gets Something New

Recently, at the Intel Developer forum, Intel introduced its latest engineered drone product, Aero. It is a ready-to-fly drone, more like the quadcopter. Aero is specifically designed for software developers, unlike other drones that emphasize hobbyists or commercial drone operators.


The drone is an entirely compiled unit that features Intel’s Aero Compute Board and Linux Operating system, for vision it has RealSense and comes preloaded with Santa Monica startup AirMap’s software development kit. Basically,  AirMap assists drone flyers where it is safe and legal for it to use.

Intel’s interests in drone

Intel is also known for being an equity investor for startups that focuses on tech drone, including Yuneec – makes drones that avoid obstacles in tight spaces automatically; Airware develops OS for commercial drones and PrecisionHawk that makes fixed-wing drone and software for agricultural and commercial drones.

Intel introduced its latest engineered drone product, Aero
Intel introduced its latest engineered drone product, Aero

Earlier this year, Intel acquired a German autopilot tech company, Ascending Technologies.

About AirMaps

By including AirMaps’s SDK kit in Aero ready-to-fly quadcopter, it seems to be a bonus for the startup since they were launched this week only in Santa Monica, California at the closed conference for developers. It was partnered with top drone making computers like DJI, 3D Robotics, and Aeryon Labs.

AirMap’s CEO believes that the company wants drones to become part of everyday life. He further thinks that drone can’t be safe unless and until there is proper air space management system which covers real-time information to drone operators, manufacturers and app developers about airspace conditions. The company also makes data available to other backers like airports and regulators for helping them to how and where drones are operating.

When will it be released?

By the end of the year, Aero ready-to-Fly drone will be available for purchase. However, Intel hasn’t declared any firm date or price.

Do you think Aero drone is the future of innovation? Do share your thoughts in our comments section below.

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Abirami Pillai

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A 20 year old passionate geek, never misses a chance to read on internet culture, consumer-facing technology & social media.
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