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Intel® Aero Ready-to-Fly Drone

At IDF 2016, a "ready to go" RealSense-powered drone was announced.

This ready-to-fly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development platform is a fully assembled quadcopter, built around the Intel® Aero Compute Board. It is geared for developers, researchers, and UAV enthusiasts to help get applications airborne quickly.

  • Equipped with Intel® RealSense™ technology
  • Runs on open-source Linux* operating system
  • Pre-programmed flight controller with Dronecode PX4* software
  • Support for AirMap* SDK for airspace services

While the pre order is expected to start in Q4 2016, one can for now preorder the following to replicate the Intel RealSense functionality :

1) Compute Board​ for Intel®Aero
              A purpose-built, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developer kit powered by a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor and geared toward UAV developers, researchers, and enthusiasts. While only the size of a standard playing card, it features abundant storage capabilities, 802.11ac Wi-Fi*, support for multiple cameras including the Intel® RealSense™ camera (R200).

2) Vision Accessory Kit for Intel®Aero
             This three-camera kit includes the Intel® RealSense™ camera (R200), an 8MP camera, a VGA camera, and associated cables. These cameras connect directly to the Intel® Aero Compute Board, and are supported with open source Linux drivers.

3) Enclosure kit for Intel® Aero
            This mechanical enclosure is designed specifically to hold the Intel® Aero Compute Board and the three camera modules included in the Intel® Aero Vision Accessory Kit. The enclosure is a two-piece plastic assembly with mounting features to allow relatively easy attachment to most UAV airframes

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Purchased an Aero Compute Board at the InterDrone show in Las Vegas.

What is the timeline for supporting this item?