Parrot unveils the first 4G connected robotic UAV

7 July 2021

Parrot, a leading drone maker in Europe, has introduced ANAFI Ai, a drone that it claims sets new standards and capabilities. It is the first drone to use 4G as the main data link between the drone and the operator, which is thought to be a game changer for the drone industry. It should eliminate transmission limitations thanks to its 4G connectivity, which enables precise control at any distance. And for ‘beyond visual line of sight flights’, it stays connected even behind obstacles.

For the first time, ANAFI Ai has a secure element embedded in the drone and in its Skycontroller 4. The 4G link between the drone and the user’s phone is encrypted. The secure element protects both the integrity of the software and the privacy of data transferred.

The new drone incorporates obstacle-avoidance capability with a system that detects obstacles in all directions, using stereo cameras, a 48 MP main camera and a powerfully-stabilised 4K 60fps / HDR10 camera to capture finely-detailed aerial images and smooth video footage.

ANAFI Ai will become available commercially in the second half of 2021.

Image: The new ANAFI Ai drone from Parrot (Courtesy of Parrot)

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