Flying Donut? Dronut X1 designed for GPS-denied areas is now official!

Cleo Robotics just announced the Dronut X1, a donut-looking drone that was the first to have a bi-rotor duct.
Flying Donut? Dronut X1 designed for for GPS-denied areas is now official!
Dronut X1 can be operated indoors as demonstrated (Screenshot from Cleo Robotics)

Can be deployed to track activities in confined and difficult spaces

According to the company, the Dronut X1 does not only have an unconventional design, it also uses a different flying technology from the traditional drones. Because it's a bi-rotor ducted drone, it can fly in previously uncharted areas for any drone.
It can fly near humans safely (Screenshot from Cleo Robotics)
It can fly near humans safely (Screenshot from Cleo Robotics)

This device is created by Cleo Robotics for indoor use os it lacks outer propellers that are present in other drones. Also, the ducted fan design allows the user to operate it safely, even in close proximity to humans.

Moreover, the Dronut X1 is claimed to use the company's thrust vectoring technology for lift resources. Meanwhile, it also has several other sensors that provide different functionalities for the drone. 

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, this drone is claimed to be is suitable for applications in challenging environments such as tight spaces even with poor or no illumination. 

In addition to this, it comes with a 3D LiDAR, a 4K camera, a global shutter camera for precise positioning. These additions can make the drone function even in areas that struggle with GPS service.

However, it was noted that the Dronut X1 offers only 12 minutes of flight time even fully charged. Cleo Robotics said that its battery can be charged from flat to full in just 40 minutes.

The battery of the device however only offers 12 minutes of flight time on a full charge. The battery can be charged from 0 to 100 percent in 40 minutes. 

US price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Dronut X1 - USD 9,800 ( or around PHP 497K)

The Dronut X1 is now available for order in the United States but no information yet if it's going to arrive in other countries.

Source: GizmoChina
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