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IDEX 2023: Autel Robotics showcases DJI challenger drone

2nd March 2023 - 11:30 GMT | by Matty Todhunter in London


The EVO Max 4T is an in-development rotary-wing ISR drone from Autel Robotics. (Image: Autel Robotics)

Autel Robotics presented its Dragonfish series and EVO Max 4T at IDEX 2023, hoping to challenge DJI's market dominance with the latter.

First announced in January 2023, Autel Robotics showcased the EVO Max 4T drone at IDEX 2023. According to an company representative speaking to Shephard at the show, it hopes the drone will take some of DJI's market share when it comes to the market.

The EVO Max 4T contains various autonomous flight technologies and AI features, such as omnidirectional obstacle avoidance and the A-Mesh system that enables drone-to-drone autonomous communication, connection and collaboration. 

The drone has an open architecture. Because of this, a user can fit various payloads to the platform and hot-swap its batteries without powering it down. 

At IDEX, Autel also

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Matty Todhunter


Matty Todhunter

Matty Todhunter is the Senior UAS Analyst for Shephard Media's Defence Insight. Before joining Shephard, Matty graduated …

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