Intel announced that it has agreed to acquire Ascending Technologies, a German provider off UAV's. Based in Krailing, Germany, Ascending Technologies provides a range of drones and related software and algorithms. Intel is already partnered with the company to combine Intel's real-time depth-sensing capability with Ascending's sense-and-avoid algorithms.
According to the press release: "With Ascending Technologies, Intel gains expertise and technology to accelerate the deployment of Intel RealSense technology into the fast growing drone market segment. We plan for the Ascending Technologies team to continue supporting their current customers while also collaborating with Intel’s Perceptual Computing team to develop UAV technology that can help drones fly with more awareness of their environments."
Intel has partnerships with other drone makers including 3D Robotics.
Deal terms were not announced.
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