We have known for quite some time that one of the giants of the technology industry such as Intel She is more than interested in getting into the drone industry. Today the time has come to know the first details of the model baptized as Falcon 8+, the company's first commercial drone that, as you can see in the image above these lines, has been designed in the shape of an optocopter.
As Intel itself has communicated in its press release, we are talking about a model that follow the steps of the AscTec Falcon 8, a drone designed and manufactured by the German company Ascending Technologies that, as you will surely remember, was acquired by Intel at the beginning of this year 2016. Thanks to taking the AscTec Falcon 8 as a base, today we discovered a drone oriented to the professional sector capable of carrying out tasks related to industrial inspections or surveying.
Intel Falcon 8+, a professional drone capable of performing industrial inspections or surveying tasks.
Going into a little more detail, it should be noted that Intel has thought about the development of a complete platform composed of the Falcon 8+ drone itself and the devices Intel Cockpit, name with which the remote control has been baptized, and the Intel Powerpack which, as its name suggests, is nothing other than the system provided to power the drone with electricity.
In addition to the above, it also includes AscTec Trinity, a powerful autopilot system that allows the Falcon 8+ to operate autonomously. The drone can travel at speeds in excess of 50 kilometers per hour and has an approximate autonomy of about 26 minutes. Other features to highlight are its waterproof cabin and the communication systems integrated into the aircraft.
According to the brand itself, the aircraft is capable of capturing detailed, high-precision images, allowing comprehensive inspections to be carried out and preventing damage to the analyzed infrastructures. This performance is also due to the sensors equipped on the drone, as is the case with the Intel Real Sense 3D camera, which has already had its previous foray into the drone world thanks to the commercial alliance that Intel created a few months ago with the Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec.