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    This new drone aims to be crash proof

    Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has unveiled its smartest drone yet: it’s the first consumer drone to have the ability to sense and avoid obstacles and marks a huge leap in preventing drone crashes.

    DJI’s Phantom 4 drone, unveiled Tuesday, has two forward-facing optical sensors that can scan for obstacles and automatically direct the drone to fly above the obstacle to avoid it. If it can’t fly above the obstacle (for example, a roof overhead or the object is simply too tall) the drone will hover in front of the object until it is manually redirected.

    The drone will sell for $1,399 on DJI’s website, but otherwise will be available only through the Apple Store AAPL, +2.63% from March 15 to March 29.
     
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    Thanks for the new section :)
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  3. GadgetGuy

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    $1,399 price from DJI includes both free shipping and all state sales taxes! Just ordered! :cool:
     
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    Without sensors on the top what happens if you're under a canopy of trees and your RTH kicks in and it starts to ascend into the trees branches above?
     
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    Nothing is crash proof
     
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    With those motors sitting so high "crash proof" is only time will tell.
     
  7. dacofty

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    Good question if it is just forward facing what happens if you are in reverse filming and back into a wire or tree, obstacle avoidance should be 360 degrees


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  9. 30secs

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    Well Google's smart car just had it's first car-induced collision.. so how can we trust DJI? Can't trust those syknet machines i tellz ya..
     
  10. NEBCUAV

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    Because it's not programmed by Google programmers.
     
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    It's worse. It's Chinese!