DJI and Microsoft vastly improves Drone’s abilities
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Microsoft Event Build 2018 kicked off today! at The Washington State Convention Center
On just the first day, The company has made a huge swath of announcements, statistics, new products and partnerships and one of these announcements which very well stands out is new partnership with the world’s leading drone maker DJI to develop smarter drones for the enterprise market.
The two companies will work on a new Software Development Kit (SDK) which will enable developers to build both full flight control and live data transfer capabilities into machines running Windows 10.
This new software kit will enable easy integration for third party hardware with DJI’s drones which will greatly expand its abilities.
This partnership will also see DJI get to use Microsoft Azure and its AI products as its commercial cloud provider and for the analysis and interpretation of aerial footage respectively.
Roger Luo, DJI’s President released a statement saying “DJI is excited to form this unique partnership with Microsoft to bring the power of DJI aerial platforms to the Microsoft developer ecosystem, Using our new SDK, Windows developers will soon be able to employ drones, AI and machine learning technologies to create intelligent flying robots that will save businesses time and money and help make drone technology a mainstay in the workplace.”
Microsoft also made a demonstration which involved a DJI Mavic Drone identifying a damaged pipe through its software services with the outcome/result delivered on a Windows 10 application.
Wit these partnership, We wait to see more awesome innovation in the already hugely innovative drone industry, This might just be the tip of the iceberg of the massive solutions that will be provided through this industry.