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Accelerate Your Autonomous Drone Development

ModalAI accelerates autonomy development by offering development kits for sUAS, drones and robots leveraging autonomous computer vision, flight control and communications systems. These flight controllers, drones, and companion computers are built in the USA. 

Want to build a VIO drone? Check out our blog post here.

Best-in-Class Development Tools

ModalAI's VOXL platform advances Qualcomm Flight, combining ROS, TensorFlow and PX4 with Obstacle Avoidance and GPS-Denied indoor navigation, in a ready to use package to add autonomy to your drone.

Ready to Fly Development Drones

The VOXL m500 is a ready to fly development drone. It is assembled in the USA. Each drone is manually calibrated and flight tested for VIO-based GPS-denied navigation and Obstacle Avoidance before shipping. You can fly this indoors under the power of computer vision, or outdoors with GPS. The stereo cameras in front enable obstacle avoidance. 


VOXL Supports Multiple Radios

  • WiFi is built in for easy debugging
  • An add-on for 4G/LTE enables cloud connectivity and BVLOS over cellular
  • An add-on for Microhard enables long-range, peer to peer communications

 VOXL Products - PX4 Flight Controllers all the way to Autonomous Computer Vision Development Drones!

Compare VOXL Products

VOXL

From $479.00

VOXL Flight

From $549.00

VOXL Flight Deck

$899.00

VOXL m500

$1999.00

PX4 Autonomous Companion Computer Includes VOXL fused with Flight Core Includes VOXL Flight and vibration-dampened mount Includes VOXL Flight Deck and s500 frame, ESCs, motors and props

18g

36 x 75mm

24g

36 x 117mm

72g

96 x 150 x 38 mm

1kg

480mm diag.

Snapdragon 821

Snapdragon 821

Snapdragon 821

Snapdragon 821

3 MIPI CSI-2 Connections

3 MIPI CSI-2 Connections

3 MIPI CSI-2 Connections

3 MIPI CSI-2 Connections

4K RBG Rolling Shutter

4K RBG Rolling Shutter

FPV/Machine Learning Hi-Res Sensor

FPV/Machine Learning Hi-Res Sensor

Stereo and ToF Sensors Stereo and ToF Sensors Forward Facing 12 MP Hi-Res Sensor up to 4K30 video recording Forward Facing 12 MP Hi-Res Sensor up to 4K30 video recording

Tracking VGA B&W global shutter image sensor

Tracking VGA B&W global shutter image sensor

45° downward/ forward facing Tracking VGA global shutter image sensor for obstacle avoidance and GPS-denied navigation

45° downward/ forward facing Tracking VGA global shutter image sensor for obstacle avoidance and GPS-denied navigation

WiFi, LTE, Microhard

WiFi, LTE, Microhard

WiFi, LTE, Microhard

WiFi, LTE, Microhard

Linux Yocto Jethro

Linux Yocto Jethro

Linux Yocto Jethro

Linux Yocto Jethro

Open Source Kernel

Open Source Kernel

Open Source Kernel

Open Source Kernel

Development Drone for PX4 GPS-Denied Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance - VOXL m500
from $1,999.00
Development Drone Built in USA Develop PX4 autonomous flight quickly with this open and fully programmable bind and fly development drone. This is the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Development Drone you have been looking for! Our VOXL m500 drone is built ...
PX4 Autonomy Computer and Flight Controller in one! - VOXL Flight
from $569.00
VOXL® Flight  Enables the Smallest Autonomous Drones VOXL Flight combines VOXL® and Flight Core® into one package. This is the first open computing platform designed specifically for drones (sUAS) to combine the power and sophistication of Snapdra...
VOXL Flight Deck - Mount and Fly Autonomously, Assembled Obstacle Avoidance Kit
from $899.00
Mount and Fly PX4 Drone Development for Obstacle Avoidance The VOXL Flight Deck R2 is a fully assembled and flight ready drone development platform hosting a ModalAI® VOXL® drone and robotics companion computer paired with the ModalAI Flight Core®...
PX4 Autonomy and Obstacle Avoidance - VOXL
$499.00
VOXL® Enables the Smallest Autonomous Drones VOXL is a companion computer that pairs with Flight Core® or Pixhawk® flight controller for obstacle avoidance and GPS-denied (indoor) navigation.  The VOXL advances the Snapdragon Flight and Qualcomm ...
Flight Core® - PX4 Drone Flight Controller (Complete PX4 Kit)
$279.00
Flight Core is a PX4 Drone Flight Controller - Assembled in the USA. Flight Core can be paired with VOXL for obstacle avoidance and indoor or outdoor GPS-denied navigation. Flight Core can also be used independently as a standalone, high-performan...
VOXL USB Expansion Board with Fastboot and Emergency Boot
$49.00
Extra Ports The USB expansion board adds an additional USB port for the VOXL® platform. The USB expansion is using a flexible JST connector ideal for drones and robots. The board also has a VOXL kernel debug serial connection using micro-USB with ...
VOXL Cellular LTE and USB hub add-on
from $199.00
Connect your drone or robot to the internet from anywhere! The LTE Add-on plugs in to the VOXL's board to board connector. When the VOXL is installed with an LTE Add-on they can be paired with a Pixhawk® flight controller or Flight Core®, for co...
Microhard pDDL Carrier USB Dongle
$199.00
Long-range Point to Point Data-link for PCs Create long range, point to point links using pMDDL Microhard modems. This USB dongle allows one to plug in their Microhard module of choice, and connect it to their PC or 2020 Android device using USB! ...
Flight Core® - PX4 Drone Flight Controller (Board-only)
$229.00
Flight Core ® - PX4 Flight Controller Assembled in USA! Note: the M0018-2 revision does not have the A71CH or BMI088, which were both fundamentally unused in the M0018-1.The ModalAI Flight Core runs the PX4 flight controller, and is assembled in ...
VOXL ESC v2 4-in-1 Digital I/O UART Communications
$199.00
High Performance 4-in-1 Electronic Speed Controller Communicate reliably with low-latency digital UART from your flight controller to your 4-in-1 ESC. Currently in Beta, the VOXL ESCv2 is expected to be broadly available in summer 2021. Includes M...
Power Module v3 for Companion Computer, Flight Controller and ESCs (Drones and Robots)
$59.99
5V/6A Power Module for Companion Computers with ESC Pass-through 2S-6S PX4 ready Power Module with XT60 connector for companion computer, flight controller and ESCs (Drones and Robots). PX4 current and voltage monitoring driver is supported in PX4...
VOXL® Deck (VOXL only, no Flight Core) PX4 Companion Computer with Obstacle Avoidance
$849.00
Want the ease of install and camera mounting of the VOXL® Flight Deck, but have your own Pixhawk? The VOXL® Deck is what you're looking for. The VOXL® Deck comes with  image sensors pre-mounted, calibrated and configured for GPS-denied navigation,...