XTEND, the developer of the XOS human-guided autonomous operating system, has announced a partnership with SightX, experts in edge artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision. This collaboration will enhance XTEND's XOS operating system by integrating SightX's data processing capabilities.
SightX's software will be added to XTEND's XOS app store, offering an advanced multi-object data acquisition engine to drones, robots, and smart devices operating on XOS. This integration will significantly enhance their ability to recognize and track objects, understand scenes, and analyze real-time situations. The partnership further strengthens XOS's commitment to maintaining human involvement in autonomous drone operations, providing effective and practical autonomy that allows users to remotely connect and interact with drones safely and intuitively.
Rubi Liani, co-founder and CTO of XTEND, explains the power of XOS in enabling collaboration between humans and machines in various scenarios. XOS makes any drone a software-defined drone, with scalability and flexibility at its core. The app store and open architecture approach allow for significant expansion of the operating system's capabilities. Liani emphasizes the value of SightX's technology, which has become a crucial component of XOS's AI application layer, benefiting several global customers by enhancing their drone operations.
The XOS app store, open to third-party developers, enables them to publish and deploy their software using XTEND's software development kit (SDK). The app store already offers applications for various mission types, including position control, data extraction, payload control (such as robotic claws, gas detectors, or cyber detectors), and inspection of faulty industrial infrastructure. Moreover, the app store empowers hardware developers to expand their drones' and robots' capabilities according to their target market. It provides an easily deployable operating system for third-party devices, enabling them to connect with and leverage the capabilities of XOS, joining its growing ecosystem.
Liani emphasizes the significance of partnering with top-tier technology providers like SightX to enhance the hardware-agnostic nature of their operating system. XTEND aims for XOS to become the preferred operating system for those seeking to maximize the potential of their drones and robotic systems while mitigating risks to human lives and concerns related to a lack of human oversight.
In addition to the XOS operating system, XTEND offers its own revolutionary human-guided autonomous drones, robots, and smart devices. These systems enable operators to perform highly accurate maneuvers and actions in any environment with minimal training. Designed as wearable, mobile, lightweight systems with a natural hand gesture-based controller, XTEND's solutions offer an intuitive and user-friendly experience.