Intel acquired Ascending Technologies
Understanding that drones, also referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are quickly emerging as an important computing platform of the future, Intel acquired Ascending Technologies, a drone company located in Krailing, Germany, with best-in-class drone auto-pilot software and algorithms.
As Josh Walden, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s New Technology Group stated: “We’ve already partnered to combine Ascending Technologies’ sense-and-avoid algorithms with Intel RealSense technology’s real-time depth-sensing capability. Together, these technologies can, among other things, improve drone safety, helping them avoid obstacles and collisions. 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”.