DJI Manifold 2 to turn Matrice 210 or 600 into an autonomous drone

DJI Manifold 2 Onboard Supercomputer Transforms Drones Into Autonomous Robots

Today, DJI introduces the Manifold 2 supercomputer that will turn your Matrice 210 or 600 into an autonomous drone. The Manifold 2 is a very compact supercomputer onboard of your unmanned aircraft that allows businesses to develop advanced autonomous aerial robotics solutions. DJI tells us that Automodality is already using the Manifold 2 in their inspection work of infrastructure. They use it on the M210. Watch this video here to see how Modality uses DJI drones to inspect bridges and other infrastructure.

The DJI Manifold 2 is available for purchase through authorized DJI Enterprise resellers worldwide. For customers in North America, Manifold 2 is also available online through DJI’s store at The CPU version is $1,379 and the GPU version is $1,099.

You can read the official DJI press release below.

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Intelligent Parachute Rescue System for DJI M600

Intelligent Parachute Rescue System for DJI M600 made in Austria. In the development of the parachute rescue systems of Drone Rescue Systems GmbH, the main focus was on the reliable, autonomous crash detection. A potential operation Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) should be possible in case of emergency. This orientation also applied, as the first drone-specific parachute system was developed: the DRS-M600 for the DJI M600.

Austrian company Drone Rescue introduces new parachutes for drones

A drone falling from the sky not only has the potential to hurt people on the ground but also to hurt your wallet. Especially when we’re talking about the larger drones, such as the DJI Matrice 600. The Austrian company Drone Rescue introduces three new parachutes for multicopter drones during the Intergeo 2018 in Frankfurt today, the DRS-5, the DRS-10 and the DRS-M600.

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Drones are not allowed at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, except one DJI Matrice 600

Reportedly, it is the most photographed event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The festival stretches over nine days in New Mexico, from October 6th through the 14th. With over 500 balloons it is the largest hot air balloon event in the world. With all the colorful balloons and the thousands of people attending, the event naturally attracts many photographers, including aerial photographers. However, you are not allowed to fly your drone at the event location. Even in a four-mile radius around the event drones are not allowed, as a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has been put into place. However, there’s one exception. Jesse Samson is allowed to fly his DJI Matrice 600 with a high-end Canon camera.

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DJI and Leica Geosystems team up to develop the new Leica Aibot drone for aerial surveys

The new Leica Aibot drone promises more accurate and safer aerial surveys. The Drone is based on the Matrice 600 Pro and has been developed together with DJI and Leica Geosystems to provide rapid and autonomous mobile 3D mapping data. Leica Geosystems was formerly known as Wild Heerbrugg and is based in eastern Switzerland. The company produces products and systems for surveying and geographical measurement (geomatics) and shares the Leica brand with three other independent companies among which the more well-known Leica Camera.

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