DJI Phantom 4 can avoid obstacles on its own

After spending a hefty sum on drones, you wish that it does not crash into a tree, moving object or building while flying. Drone maker DJI's Phantom 4 does exactly that and that too without human intervention.

The drone has its own set of eyes that see obstacles in the path and avoid them for safer flights. This feature is called 'Obstacle Sensing System' that uses the two front facing sensors and cameras, that detect anything that comes in its path — allowing it to avoid collisions. To do so, the Phantom 4 captures image using the camera sensor and these images run through the computer vision software that constructs a 3D model of the world around it, so that the it can intelligently navigate. 

The Phantom 4 comes with features like ActiveTrack and TapFly. With ActiveTrack, the drone can track a moving subject without a separate GPS tracker. Users will have to tap on the subject on the screen, and the drone will lock on it and automatically start tracking the subject from a distance. The TapFly feature allows users to tell the drone where to go, just double tap on a point on the live video feed in the controller and the Phantom 4 will fly there without bumping into any obstacles. It also has a "Speed Mode" that offers a top speed of 45 miles/ hour.

As for the specs, the Phantom 4 comes with a 4K camera, 1/2.3-inch sensor and can record 4K videos at 30fps and Full HD 1080p videos at 120fps for slow motion. It has a 5350mAh Li-Po battery that could last up to 28 minutes of flight time.

The DJI Phantom 4 costs $1399 and is now up for pre-order through DJI’s website and on Shipping starts March 15.


Kaiser Bey
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DJI Phantom 4 can avoid obstacles on its own DJI Phantom 4 can avoid obstacles on its own Reviewed by Kaiser on 3/02/2016 07:55:00 PM
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