“little black box” for object avoidance from startup Percepto

Percepto-on-a-PhantomPercepto, an Israeli startup is developing, among other things,  hardware and software that drones can use to handle computer vision processes such as obstacle avoidance.

“I now understand that this is, like, the missing piece in the drone puzzle that does not really exist in the commercial space. It only exists in the military space,” Percepto cofounder and chief executive Dor Abuhasira told VentureBeat in an interview.

There are other object avoidance systems in the works, but most of them don’t include a camera.  People have expressed interest in Percepto’s approach and backed the Indiegogo campaign.  Percepto will likely gain appeal among developers when the startup makes its software available for free under an open-source license later this year.

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