DJI unveils Phantom 4 drone, complete with object avoidance sensors and two new autonomous flight modes

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DJI unveils Phantom 4 drone, complete with object avoidance sensors and two new autonomous flight modes
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DJI unveils Phantom 4 drone, complete with object avoidance sensors and two new autonomous flight modes

Three years ago, DJI introduced the world to its Phantom drone. Since then, DJI has become a brand synonymous with drones, both amateur and professional, for those wanting to take their photography and cinematography to the sky.
Today, the Chinese UAV manufacturer unveils its fourth and latest iteration of its Phantom drone, the Phantom 4. While designed much like its predecessors, the updated drone packs in a plethora of new features users have been waiting for.

The most notable addition is the inclusion of a new automated system that avoids objects by using five onboard cameras—two on the front of the drone, two on the bottom and the main 4K camera. Using the imagery captured by the cameras and ultrasonic sensors on the underside of the device, the Phantom 4 runs the footage through an onboard computer system to create a 3D model of its environment.

If it notices something such …

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