Qualcomm video shows how much smarter drones will get in 2016

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Earlier this year, chipmaker Qualcomm announced it would be producing a custom version of its widely-used Snapdragon chipset for drones. The company says that its Snapdragon Flight processors will bring down the cost of drones, improve their battery life, and make advanced features more widely available. This new video from Qualcomm offers a preview of Snapdragon Flight’s capabilities, showing a drone autonomously dodging obstacles and mapping out 3D spaces with built-in sensors. (A warning, though, the music is pretty atrocious.)

Qualcomm says its chips will more than halve the average price of 4K camera drones

Qualcomm say this is just a “sneak peak” (they mean peek — there’s nothing mountainous about the video), but it will be…

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