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  • February 01 2021Skydio 2 for Wildlife Conservation - The Namibian Black Rhino Custodianship program

    The Skydio Autonomy Engine features a number of incredible characteristics that can help enable wildlife reserves to safely and efficiently monitor their ecosystems. An easy and safe to fly drone opens up a new world of opportunity for conservationists to use drones.

  • January 21 2021Understanding the New FAA Rule on Remote Identification

    On December 28, 2020, the FAA released 800 pages of new drone regulations spread across two rules. The rules were officially published on January 15, 2021. The first rule requires drones to remotely identify themselves (beginning in September 2023); the second enables operations at night and, in more limited cases, over people (beginning later this year).

  • January 11 2021Skydio Named as CES 2021 Best of Innovation

    The Skydio X2 has received the CES® 2021 Best of Innovation Award for Drones and Unmanned Systems. The announcement was made ahead of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 11–14, 2021.

  • January 11 2021Skydio Accelerates Part 107 Drone Businesses Thanks to Autonomy

    Skydio is working to bring about “the age of AI-driven autonomy,” where drones are no longer powered by manual operations but are defined by software and AI with native obstacle avoidance. Manually piloted drones are so easily crashed, they require a hefty investment in qualified pilots and visual observers, as well as pilot training to try to lower the risk of pilot error that would lead to loss of equipment, property damage, or worse.

  • January 07 2021Skydio CEO Adam Bry Appointed to the FAA Drone Advisory Committee

    Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has appointed Adam Bry, the Co-Founder and CEO of Skydio, to serve a two-year term on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).

  • December 22 2020Top 10 Tips for Flying Skydio 2 Drones in the Snow

    It’s that time of the year and we couldn’t be more excited to get outside and film our local winter wonderland with our trusty Skydio 2. But first, let’s take a moment to set ourselves up for success and fine-tune our skills to make sure we get the most out of every flight. We sat down with #SkydioFeaturedFlyer Ben Birk to jot down his top 10 tips for nailing the shot this winter.

  • December 17 2020Skydio adds Arris’s first of its kind Additive Molding composites to the X2 platform

    Skydio is partnering with a silicon valley neighbor, Arris Composites, to bring a world’s-first technology to the drone industry. Arris' Additive Molding™ technology is an industry-leading process that allows the manufacture of composite parts that are stronger than titanium with region-specific property optimization while offering the geometry and design flexibility of an injection molded part.

  • December 16 2020Announcing Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation for Skydio 2™ and Skydio Academy

    Professional drone pilots understand the difficulties of operating manual drones for enterprise applications: the ever-present risk of crashing, having to turn down drone applications that are lucrative but just too risky, and a steep learning curve requiring heavy self-teaching.

  • December 16 2020Skydio Announces The Availability of New Enterprise Software For Skydio 2™ and a new Training Program for Certified Skydio Pilots

    Skydio, the leading US drone company and world leader in autonomous flight, announced the general availability of Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation (AEF), a broad set of advanced AI-pilot assistance capabilities for enterprise and public sector operators.