ModalAI releases drone autopilot as small as an Oreo cookie
ModalAI, a Blue UAS framework manufacturer of autonomous drone technology, has launched a new 42mm x 42mm autopilot called VOXL 2 Mini.
Compared to the company’s extremely popular VOXL 2 autopilot, the new VOXL 2 Mini is 30% smaller in size and essentially packs in its computing-dense autonomous stack in an area as small as an Oreo cookie.
Though the module weighs only 11 grams, it promises an impressively large repository of autonomous AI and computing capabilities with the VOXL SDK. This is because VOXL 2 Mini is powered by the same technology as VOXL 2, and features the powerful Qualcomm QRB5165 with 8 cores up to 3.091GHz, four MIPI-CSI image sensor inputs, pre-configured accessories for WiFi, 4G/5G, and Microhard connectivity.
In addition, the new drone autopilot leverages the same image sensors as VOXL 2 for excellent computer vision performance and delivers obstacle avoidance, obstacle detection, and GPS-denied navigation to any…