Qualcomm Technologies is a leader in inventing breakthroughs that power robotics and drone platforms. We help people connect and communicate with robotic devices more easily and effectively — even from millions of miles away. Four months ago, our Qualcomm Flight Platform enabled the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet with NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, highlighting how our technology can even help transform industries like space.
Much like NASA’s Ingenuity, advancements in hardware, camera technology, and flight software are unlocking new possibilities for commercial and industrial flight technology back on Earth. Interest in drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is accelerating rapidly, with continued adoption and market growth expected throughout the next decade. A key development that’s been missing, however, is the pairing of this growing drone technology with the advancements made in AI and autonomy along with 5G and long-range Wi-Fi connectivity.
To meet this need, we’re unveiling the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform. Designed for small, unmanned aircraft systems, the Qualcomm Flight RB5 Platform combines heterogeneous, low-power computing and camera systems with AI, and long-range connectivity such as 5G, and Wi-Fi 6 to bring together the unparalleled power of 15 TOPS with advanced imaging capabilities and drone-to-drone communication.