Panoptes Systems is excited to introduce the eBumper4, the first commercially-available, sonar-based, small drone obstacle avoidance system. Running into obstacles is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome for effective drone operation. eBumper4 helps solve this problem.
eBumper4’s four sonar sensors provide the drone with information about the physical environment to the front, right, left, and above it. When eBumper4 senses an obstacle in its field of view, it prevents the drone from getting too close to the obstacle. It “bumps” off the object, keeping the drone at a safe distance. The pilot can then navigate the drone safely away from the obstruction.
“Much of the commercial drone innovation revolution is being led by start-ups and passionate individual entrepreneurs,” said Annalisa Weigel. Orders are being taken now through April 11 for the eBumper4 through the Kickstarter platform at http://kck.st/1aYglz6 with delivery anticipated in summer 2015.
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