Chinese fire up world’s ‘most powerful’ drone brain

Chinese UAV outfit DJI is trumpeting the release of what it describes as the “most powerful computer designed for drones” – the “Manifold” embedded computer packing a quad-core ARM Cortex A-15 processor. The flying computer runs Canonical’s Ubuntu 14.04 which, with DJI’s Onboard SDK, promises a “user-friendly system enabling developers to create more powerful professional applications for use with aerial technology”.

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