Autel Robotics to Release Software Development Kit for X-Star Series Drones



LAS VEGAS, January 4, 2017 – Camera drone manufacturer Autel Robotics announced today that its Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Autel Robotics X‑Star series will be available in 2017. The company will be showing an SDK demonstration at CES 2017 in Las Vegas at the Autel Robotics booth, LVCC, South Hall 2-25618.

“At Autel Robotics, we believe that the future of the drone industry relies heavily on developers who have a vision to bring these technologies to solve problems that we might not have imagined,” Natalie Cheng, Autel Robotics USA Director of Communications said. “With this release, we hope to provide the development community access to the tools it needs to extend our aerial platforms and build apps that could spur innovation in a variety of fields.”

The X‑Star series SDK will allow developers to tap into:

  • Flight control and reporting
  • Camera control
  • Autonomous flight operations
  • Support systems (monitoring battery health, signal strength, video quality, etc.)

There will be a limited release of the X‑Star series SDK for selected partners in the first quarter of 2017 and a wider release to follow in the second quarter. For more information on the SDK, visit dev.autelrobotics.com.

Autel Robotics also announced two new modules for its X‑Star drones and an update to its vertical takeoff and landing Kestrel platform at CES 2017.

Other activities at the Autel Robotics booth will include daily X‑Star Premium giveaways, a Technology Concept Showcase, product demonstrations, a flight simulator, and an immersive, virtual reality flight experience.

Autel Robotics USA CEO Steve McIrvin will speak on the “Drones: Consumers and Businesses Take to the Skies” panel at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, LVCC, North Hall – N253.


Autel Robotics USA is an emerging technology company based in Bothell, Washington. With seven-days-a-week, U.S.-based customer support, the company is dedicated to providing users with the best-possible experience. For more information on Autel Robotics USA, please visit https://www.autelrobotics.com