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Monday January 04, 2016

Intel Acquires German Drone Maker Ascending Technologies

Intel sure seems to be beefing up its drone business lately. Intel's CEO is expected to talk about the the Ascending Technologies acquisition during his CES keynote tomorrow.

Intel on Monday said it has acquired Ascending Technologies, a German drone maker known for its auto-pilot software and algorithms that help drones see and sense the environment around them. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ascending Technologies was already using Intel's 3D depth camera RealSense for use in its sense-and-avoid algorithms and collision avoidance systems that are used in its own devices and also sold to other drone makers.