Parrot Anafi AI

Parrot, a French drone manufacturer, has introduced the Anafi AI specifically for professional use: photogrammetry, mapping, technical inspection and surveying, not to mention 4K video recording. The unique feature of this drone is the use of a 4G data connection in addition to Wifi for control and it allows complete control of the device even in difficult conditions and long distances. The IPX3 waterproof ANAFI Ai also features a unique camera system that includes stereoscopic cameras on both sides of the 48 MP main camera, allowing 360-degree obstacle detection. This system is also used in photogrammetry mode, allowing the Ai system to map the environment while using the main camera to record images. Utilizing this technology, the ANAFI Ai is able to fly indoors, using the information collected by these cameras to determine and direct speed in real time, utilizing the reflected light of the LEDs integrated into the stereo pair. The main camera can also turn to look up, which is a useful feature in technical inspections.

Parrot uses an open source (FreeFlight) application to control the Anafi AI with a smartphone. Anafi AI is compatible with most major programs and protocols. AI (Artificial Intelligence) appears in Anafi AI at several points. One of them is, for example, the ability of artificial intelligence to find the size, height, tilt, and heading angle of a tower antenna independently during an inspection, which optimizes the inspection process. This is used in conjunction with the PIX4Dinspect platform. Artificial intelligence is also used to calculate optimal flight levels in autonomous photogrammetry mode. ANAFI Ai's artificial intelligence uses stereo cameras to create an environmental model for its autonomous flight. This helps the drone to know all the time where the main obstacles are, without seeing them visually.

4G features

  • Ability to perform BVLos flights
  • Always connected, worldwide constant connection to the Internet
  • Worldwide LTE compatibility
  • Real-time streaming at 12 Mbps video bit rate / low-latency 1080p streaming
  • In-flight transfer of cloud files

Wi-Fi features

  • Maximum operating range: 4 km (CE), 9 km (FCC) with Parrot Skycontroller 4
  • 2.4 ANAFI Ai gain: 3.5 dBi +/- 1.5 dB (MAVIC Air 2: 1.5 dBi + 2 / -6 dB)
  • Gain in 5 ANAFI Ai: 3.5 dBi +/- 1 dB, (MAVIC Air 2: 1.5 dBi + 3 / -7 dB)

Flight features

  • The IPX3 rating means it can withstand rain and up to 50 km / h wind
  • Maximum speed is 61 km / h (17 ms) forward and 58 km / h (16 m / s) laterally and backward

Size, weight and battery

  • When folded, the size is 304 x 130 x 118 mm and 320 x 440 x 118 mm ready for flight
  • Weight 898 g
  • Battery 6800 mAh 11.1 V
  • Flight time 32 minutes

Video streaming features

  • H264 encoding with RTSP and RTP transport protocol
  • Sharing Internet power using the RTMP protocol from a remote 4G phone
  • Local streaming sharing with the HDMI video output on the remote control
  • Multi-camera: in addition to the front camera, the ability to use stereo, portrait and uneven map camera streams


  • Best-in-class 48-megapixel 1/2 "CMOS sensor. Equipped with a Quad Bayer color filter pattern that is especially suited for technical inspections and photogrammetry. % more details)
  • 4K video at 60 fps (HDR10)
  • sensitivity ISO 50- ISO 6400
  • lens 24 mm cinema equivalent, f 2.0
  • 10-aperture dynamics in Standard mode, 14-aperture HDR mode. Optimal toning of images to create high-quality point clouds and 2D or 3D reconstructions.
  • Operating modes: Single-shot mode, Bracketing mode, Continuous shooting mode, Panorama modes (Round (360 °), Landscape (180 °), Portrait (109 °), (HFOV 110 °, straight), Timelapse mode, GPS shooting mode (for inspection and photogrammetry) images taken at the following fixed distances: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200 meters)

Photogrammetry features

  • Compatible with PIX4D Suite
  • Photogrammetry flight modes are available in FreeFlight 7 and OpenFlight
  • Creating a flight plan at the touch of a button
  • Ideal for inspections
  • The ANAFI Ai gimbal features a 6-axis hybrid (mechanical + electronic) stabilization system that compensates for flight vibration and ensures sharp images. The ANAFI Ai's camera has an adjustable range of -90 ° to + 90 °, making it an ideal tool for inspecting the underside of a bridge deck, for example
  • With ANAFI Ai, users can achieve a GSD of 0.46 cm / px at a distance of 30 meters, which means a relative planimetric accuracy of 0.92 cm. By comparison, at the same height, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2 produces only 0.82 cm / px GSD. In other words, ANAFI Ai can map the same object when flying more than 1.5 times higher than Phantom, at the same level of detail.

Integrated cyber security

  • Parrot does not collect data without the consent of the users. The user can decide whether or not to share data with the Parrot infrastructure. The data hosted by Parrot allows the user to synchronize flight data and flight plans between different devices, facilitate support, and allow
  • Parrot to improve products.
  • FIPS140-2 compliant and CC EAL5 + certified Secure Elements
  • Strong user authentication with 4G

Software Development Kit Features

  • Embed your code in the drone with the Air SDK
  • Create mobile applications with the Ground SDK
  • Customize open source GCS with OpenFlight
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