Skydio X2-D, the Drone that Might Topple DJI Drones from US Skies

Skydio is one of 5 drone maker companies that have been given a go-signal by the US government to provide it with their drones. Its drones seem poised to topple DJI drones from US skies,, as far as the government is concerned.

Skydio is a young start-up based in Redwood, CA, founded in 2014 and made up of leading experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world, according to its LinkedIn profile.

Its being chosen as a trusted drone platform for the Department of Defense and Federal Government as part of DIU’s Blue sUAS Project […] is a major milestone in Skydio’s strategy[…],according to a news report by the UASweekly.com.

As part of its strategy as well is raising funds and producing more commercial drones.  

A report way back in July said that Skydio raised a $100 million Series C funding round, which was led by Next47 and includes participation from other new investors […] – Continue to read full story.

At the same time, it announced the coming of its Skydio X2, a new autonomous drone platform for enterprise and public sector, another report said. According to the same report, several new software solutions were introduced, as well: solutions that simplify inspections and situational awareness workflows: Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation, Skydio 3D Scan, and Skydio House Scan. These software technologies, which are also available on Skydio 2, are part of the company’s accelerated product roadmap for the enterprise and government market […] – Read full story.

In an interview with the Verge, Skydio’s CEO Adam Bry had this to say:

“We have more products coming in that market that we’re excited about,” reveals Bry, saying the timing was simply right to expand into the enterprise market, too. In both markets, he says, the goal isn’t to try to beat DJI by copying DJI, […] – Continue to read the story here.

Here is a look at how the US drone maker makes its second-generation self-piloting video drones, in pictures.

Watch below a video-review of the pros and cons of the Skydio.

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