DJI Just Released the First Consumer Drone that Can See and Avoid Obstacles

1. Sustainability Problem: Local enforcement require an efficient way to ensure local laws are followed in a large geographical area.

2. Tech Summary:

  • Article: Yahoo Technology (8 June 2015)  DJI Just Released the First Consumer Drone that can See and Avoid Obstacles
  • Combining a guidance system, ultrasonic sensors, and stereo cameras, DJI’s consumer aerial drone is able to navigate a path while avoiding physical obstacles.
  • One unique application, created at Fudan University in Shanghai, is to integrate Intel processors to detect illegally parked cars from the air.
  • This technology has great and different applications in an urban setting – ranging from seamless navigation of delivery services to safe documentation of news footage.

3. Organizational Stakeholders: Public enforcement, commercial business owners and managers, security companies, technology design companies

4. Steps for deployment:

  1. Determine areas with most parking tickets
  2. Engage with public agencies and local community leaders to understand how perceive the issue, currently address the issue, and would like this issue to be addressed using this technology.
  3. Determine economic feasibility and potential PPP to successfully deploy this technology
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One thought on “DJI Just Released the First Consumer Drone that Can See and Avoid Obstacles

  1. Great post! A point I would add and emphasize is the mention of Amazon Prime Air in the article. If these drones were to deliver Amazon packages, then people might be way more receptive to having drones flying around.

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