Canonical’s Ubuntu, the Linux operating system for IoT, has now been made available on the Manifold 2.
As part of the offering, the Manifold 2 will also feature Canonical’s snaps technologies which are containerised software packages, designed to work perfectly across cloud, desktop, and IoT devices.
DJI says the ability to add multiple snaps means a drone’s functionality can be altered, updated, and expanded over time.
Depending on the desired use case, enterprises can ensure the form a drone is shipped in does not represent its final iteration or future worth.
Snaps also feature enhanced security and greater flexibility for developers meaning drones can receive automatic updates in the field, which will become vital as enterprises begin to deploy large-scale fleets.
Designed for developers, having the Manifold 2 pre-installed with Ubuntu means support for Linux, CUDA, OpenCV, and ROS.
DJI went on to say of it thinks it is ideal for the research and development of professional applications, and can access flight data and perform intelligent control and data analysis.
It can be mounted to the expansion bay of DJI’s Matrice 100, Matrice 200 Series V2 and Matrice 600, and is also compatible with the A3 and N3 flight controller.