Parrot and RIIS partner on AI program for ANAFI drone platform development

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Parrot has partnered with RIIS to develop custom applications of artificial intelligence for Parrot’s popular ANAFI drone platform.

Parrot and RIIS say that as a team, they are focused on exploring the use of artificial intelligence and computer vision technology, combined with drone data capture, to solve countless industry challenges using an efficient and cost-effective approach. 

To help demonstrate the promise of this technology and allow developers to start creating innovative apps, Parrot and RIIS have released a technical whitepaper, which provides step-by-step instruction to add AI and computer vision to the ANAFI Drone using Parrot’s open source Ground SDK.

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Jerome Bouvard, Parrot’s director of strategic partnerships, said: “We are excited to explore the immense capabilities AI and drones will deliver to our clients through our ongoing partnership with RIIS.”

Adding: “At Parrot, we are always looking for innovative solutions for our enterprise partner’s every-day pain points.”

The companies say they are actively exploring use cases which could include municipal use of drones for assessing parking lots, public parks, and streetlights; crowd monitoring; warehouse inventory counting; automated inspection of cell phone towers and solar panels; property surveillance for real estate professionals and developers.

This technology is expected to significantly enhance the often-tedious processes required to complete professional projects across a variety of industries and sectors.

RIIS CEO and founder, Godfrey Nolan, said: “Our recent collaboration with Parrot perfectly illustrates the immense potential of developing apps for Parrot’s ANAFI drone platform.”

Adding: “Leveraging the power of AI and machine learning apps with Parrot drones promises to provide previously impossible solutions to costly and time-consuming challenges.”

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