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Partnership develops AI apps for Anafi drones

Press Release 13 Feb 2020 - 17:25 SAST

Partnership develops AI apps for Anafi drones

Press Release 13 Feb 2020 - 17:25 SAST

Information from Parrot

European drone group, Parrot, has partnered with web and app development consultants, RIIS, to develop custom applications of artificial intelligence for Parrot’s Anafi drone platform. The partnership focuses on the use of artificial intelligence and computer vision technology, combined with drone data capture, to solve industry challenges.

To help demonstrate the promise of this technology, the companies have released a technical whitepaper, which provides step-by-step instruction to add AI and computer vision to the Anafi drone using the open source Ground SDK.

Parrot and RIIS are currently exploring use cases which could include municipal use of drones for assessing parking lots, public parks, and streetlights; crowd monitoring; warehouse inventory counting; automated inspection of cell phone towers and solar panels; property surveillance for real estate professionals and developers, and much more. This technology is expected to enhance the processes required to complete professional projects across a variety of industries and sectors.

The whitepaper details one example of this technology in practice through an application called Cattle Counter. The app allows farmers and agriculture professionals to quantify the size of cattle herds to automate the monitoring and counting process. Cattle Counter is currently available for download on the Google Play Store. Learn more about how the app was created.

Through its SDK Partner program, Parrot is working to create a global ecosystem of drone apps to serve the needs of its enterprise and professional users. Through this program, the company is working with partners to create and bring to market new applications, software and hardware that integrates with Parrot Anafi and Anafi Thermal drones.