At the CES Las Vegas semiconductor and telecommunications company Qualcomm introduced its new Snapdragon Flight Drone Platform that allows a drone to autonomously create flight paths that recognize and avoid obstacles with real time machine learning.
At CES, Qualcomm’s set resembled a cluttered warehouse to demonstrate the abilities of its new platform. It is important to note that Qualcomm’s platform does not need GPS to operate, which make it ideal for indoor flying where GPS can be unreliable.
The onboard navigation processor weighs less than a AAA battery and allows the drone to fly completely autonomously without any off-board computing.
Pretty cool stuff that reminds the team at Drone Dossier of research being done by MIT students back in November of 2015.