July 31, 2021

Sony to develop drones – News

Electronics giant Sony announced Monday that it will develop drones. Under the collective name Airpeak, the Japanese company wants to produce devices that combine Sony’s knowledge of imaging technology with artificial intelligence and robotics.

The company posted a short teaser video on YouTube that shows little more than the brand name and a spinning propeller. It is still unclear for which target group the devices are intended. Sony says in a brief press statement that on the one hand it will support the creativity of video makers, in order to contribute to ‘the entertainment industry and other sectors’. At the same time, the Airpeak project promotes the use of drones in environments that were previously difficult for the flying aircraft, for reasons of safety and/or reliability.

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Known for its still and video cameras, Sony pioneered robotics in the late 1990s. For example, robot dog Aibo was released in 1999, of which a successor appeared in 2017. Five years ago, the company was already working on drones under the name Aerosense. However, they had a more industrial character.

Airpeak should be launched in the spring of 2021.

The company posted a short teaser video on YouTube that shows little more than the brand name and a spinning propeller. It is still unclear for which target group the devices are intended. Sony says in a brief press statement that on the one hand it will support the creativity of video makers, in order to contribute to ‘the entertainment industry and other sectors’. At the same time, the Airpeak project promotes the use of drones in environments that were previously difficult for the flying aircraft, for reasons of safety and/or reliability.Sony is known for its photo and video cameras and pioneered robotics in the late 1990s . For example, robot dog Aibo was released in 1999, of which a successor appeared in 2017. Five years ago, the company was already working on drones under the name Aerosense. However, they had a more industrial character. Airpeak should be launched in the spring of 2021.

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