CES 2016 - Yuneec Showcase Collision Avoiding Drone

This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada is full of the very latest in drone technology. We'll be keeping you up to date with the most exciting and intriguing announcements, and looking forward to what you can expect from the drone industry in the coming months and years....  

Intel Corp CEO Brian Krzanich displays the Yuneec Typhoon H drone at CES 2016 at The Venetian Las VegasEthan Miller/Getty Images

Intel Corp CEO Brian Krzanich displays the Yuneec Typhoon H drone at CES 2016 at The Venetian Las VegasEthan Miller/Getty Images

First up, part Intel-owned Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec has showcased its new drone, the Typhoon H, in a memorable live performance. The device, due to be launched later this year, detected and avoided a fallen object within seconds during a live demo on the CES stage.

Intel, perhaps more famous for their computer processing chips, have recently been making moves in the drone industry and acquiring several smaller technology companies. They provided the Typhoon H's 3D camera sensor, which uses infrared lasers to detect nearby objects.

During the demo the Typhoon H followed a cyclist through a small course on stage, which included trees and other obstacles. When a tree fell after the cyclist had passed, into the drone's path, it was able to dodge it and avoid what would normally be a costly accident.  

Intel's chief executive Brian Krzanich stated that "any other commercial drone out there would have crashed into the tree."

You can watch a video of the Typhoon's collision avoidance here