Ryze Tech, a new startup based in China, has journeyed to Las Vegas to unveil a brand-new drone consisting of technology from top dogs DJI and Intel – yours for an affordable price tag of $99. Ryzer Tech’s Tello is basically a little drone that hosts a camera with the ability to record 360-degree video as well as stream live footage to either a tablet or even third-party virtual reality headsets.
The drone is claimed to be safe and operated easily, suggested by the automatic takeoff and landing ability. Following up on that feature, Ryze Tech highlights that it is possible thanks to an Intel vision processing chip plus DJI’s flight stabilisation technologies. It is interesting that DJI, a drone manufacturer is actually taking part in supplying some of the internal aspects of this drone for Ryze Tech.
Intel’s Movidius Myriad 2 VPU overlooks object recognition in DJI’s drones like responding to the user’s hand gestures, and is now being used in Ryze Tech’s Tello as well. This time, the technology has been implemented to also assist the drone hover above one place more steadily, and even land in the user’s outstretched palm.
The drone weighs 80 grams which is tiny compared to the Spark drone by DJI which sits at 300 grams, and the price is reflected in the same way as you can grab the Tello for a mere $99 in comparison to DJI’s Spark which costs you $499. There are a few minor downsides though; the Tello captures 5-megapixel images and has a lifespan of 13 minutes at a time while DJI’s Spark can float for 3 minutes longer and can take shots through a 12-megapixel camera.
Retrospectively, the drone has been designed to make the learning process simpler for children and aiding them in recording video as well as programming flights through Scratch, a coding platform for youngsters. We can see that Ryze Tech has focused on the younger generation with the Tello, aiming to utilise the drone as a starter for children. Word is out that the drone will be landing in stores sometime in March – will you be looking at it face-to-face?
Source: | PR Newswire |
Via: | The Verge |
Image: | Ryze Robotics |